Set your shelf in your kiln and close the door.
Your firing schedule may vary and, as always, you'll have to do some testing
to achieve your best results. In general, you'll need to fuse the two pieces
enough to insure a strong connection. My kiln full fuses at 1500 and
fire polishes at 1365; I fired my pieces at 1400 and was happy with the
result. These are new so I may adjust this as I fire more of them. If
in doubt, fire to a lower temp... you can always fire again if you don't
like the results but if you've over fired you can't go back.....
Depending on your firing schedule, your piece and the bail will round a
bit as they fire. This is normal and desirable in order to achieve a good
connection between the two and to make them look like one finished piece
instead of two parts.