Unloaded the bisque today. One bowl exploded, and one cracked, but there are back-up candidates for each, so that’s okay. Glazed everything, loaded up the kiln again and turned it on.
The kiln has a broken element, so it’s firing reeeeally slow. Normally this would be annoying, but right now it means I can show up at the studio considerably later than 6 am to turn it off. Sweeeet.