Hi Tracy and welcome to Ceramics!
If you would like I can get you added to the group of Team Ceramics so you will receive all notices or information sent to that group. Sometimes messages do not go to the full ceramics group.
As for firing, prior to the shut down we had a kiln firing every day if not every other. Folks are right that it does depend on when shelves are full and when the volunteers who have been trained are available to load a kiln.
If you would like to be on the firing team I can add you to the group message about firings. ALL are welcome to join the team and go through the training. We use that thread to inform the others on the team what is being loaded, by who, and training times for new firing team folks. The training consists of 3 times watching both a bisque and a glaze load, then we have you load 3 times of each with someone checking your work. Once you have completed the training you are free to load kilns on your own, although it always goes faster with two
We are not holding our Ceramics 100 classes right now due to distancing. This class gives you an overview of the department, tools, shelving system, firing, and cleaning procedures. Right now all of the kiln staging shelves are in our old area and the “In Progress” Shelves are in the new area. I would be happy to meet you at the space to walk through a high level of our area if you’d like me to just let me know when would be a good time. You can message me on talk to coordinate that.
Once again, welcome and looking forward to meeting you!