I finally have the first set of komainu loaded for a bisque firing. Notice from the pics that we had to do a bit of placement tweeking to get as many pieces into the firing as possible. It was extremely stressful lifting the green pieces, as you can imagine how fragile they are in this state! However, it went smoother than anticipated. My friend, Craig and I lifted them together. I'm firing them up, today - veeerrry slowly! Next will come a larger pair, then the "big mamas". Stay tuned! It's not over yet! (I wish I know how to change the order of the pics, but you get the idea).