I'm striving for patina on the surface of this piece, which is about 11 inches tall and 7 inches wide at the top. I dab my finger in red clay slip and rub the slip horizontally around the stacked strips. Next I rubbed some pale blue stain into the crevices. It's about 11 inches tall by 7 inches wide at the top. I plan to leave the exterior natural with a clear glaze on the interior.
After making I squeeze the form with both of my hands which adds undulating dimples around the piece. There are two holes on the side to add a handle after firing. I hope to find a piece of wood to insert or perhaps weave a handle from basket material. Maybe some braided wire. We shall see. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.