Instead of teaching my class I decided to go back to the craft center and try a 4th clay project. So far i have made 2 planters for bonsai and a 20 oz mug
Here are some pictures of the clay in the drying stage. Once bone dry, I can sand it with a damp sponge and then it goes through 2 firings
the bottom view as I built up the slabs over a dish pan covered with bubble wrap so the shrinkage wouldn't splint the seams
This some what elaborate rig is to support the pot off it's feet until it dries, The center of the bottom hangs dow a bit so I had to support the edges and leave room for the center to hang down. Other wise one board would have been enough.