Taking Shape.

The clay is now dry enough to alter the shape of the top without too much risk of collapse- I hope!!!

I am thinking about the ergonomics of this piece. It is for sitting on and so it needs to be comfortable and to quickly dry if it rains. It is a little high at the moment but I will sort that out when I change the shape of the base.

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First job, smoothing the surface with a steel kidney, making sure the clay is even in thickness.

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Ok, all smooth and ready to be shaped.it is propped to avoid any wobbles which might put uneven pressure on one side and cause the sides to split.

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