So much for my plan to make smaller items to fill the kiln. Yesterday I managed to roll out a huge slab of clay eighteen by eighteen inches. I decided the size was too nice to use for smaller pieces so I decided to make a large drape molded bowl.
I textured the slab with various texture tools in a random manner. Then I wondered if I had anything large enough to accommodate the draping of this overly large slab of clay.
I remembered I had a large stainless steel bowl I use to mix up my slip and decided it was a good size for the slab. Except the bowl had a lip. So I cut some foam into pieces to tape around the edge of the bowl to keep the lip from cutting the draped slab of clay.