There's something about running out of room and needing to fire the bisque kiln that makes me get real going(for a change) in the shop. I start getting more ideas about pots I want to make and need to make. Maybe it has something to do with the intrinsic properties of the bisque. We used to joke about the 'beauty' of the bisque firing! Oh, what a happy destination of pink loveliness. So much more appealing than it's drab beige beginnings. Ummm, not... In the past I have raw glazed, and now dosome bone dry glazing, but for the most part "I bisque most everything. It's generally easier for me to handle while I paint it and I handle it a lot while I'm painting.