My teacher told me that it is possible to fire the ceramic base with the nest on it, and the burnt up nest will leave a mark on the ceramic piece. I’m really interested in pursuing this idea, but unfortunately I won’t be able to do this in the school kiln (we have to minimize the amount of combustible material that goes in), so I’ll have to find another kiln to use. Hm. But what a moving idea, right? A powerful exercise in letting go.