When you don't let your Dudes fully dry before going into the kiln for their first firing their heads will blow up. And their fingers will break off. Someone I live with has rudely told me this is a mistake people make in their first year, not their 6th year.
These guys might survive better. That really isn't blue clay, it's just a different clay. I think. They are going to get really, really dry before being fired.
Giving it away again, at a park near us.