Well, they are fired. All in all, I am happy. The white glaze is clear, smooth and luscious. The colors of the designs are brilliant and shiny with no rough spots. I did get those nasty pinholes that are considered part of the charm of majolica, but frankly I would rather not have them. What to do? I have read everything I can get my hands on and next time I will bisque to one cone higher and glaze slightly thinner.