About a year ago Gary cut all the ferns off of our palm tree thinking they were either messy looking or weeds. I was devastated, how I loved the look of those ferns. At the time he said they'd grow back and I didn't think they would. Well I'm glad to say the ferns are slowly returning.
This is not a boat basket. I ran out of strips of clay for the form I was using so I ended up with a strip tray instead. It's a little rough but I want to see how the strips hold together, if at all. I'm using some foam in a glass casserole dish which tends to keep the moisture in. This next one has wide textured strips of clay. I need to think of another method of construction.
I may have to build the boat over a hump mold instead of in a slump mold. I may delve into making a plaster mold. Now how am I going to get that boat shape? A trip to the thrift store might be in order. Maybe I can find a boat shaped palm stalk and pour the plaster in it. Back to the drawing board as they say. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.