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