The other day I set out to make a large basket. I worked with the clay too soft and it got away from me. That's the tall vessel under plastic behind this one drying nicely.
The sides slumped down on the bottom. I was so frustrated I just left the piece sitting there.
Later I thought it could be a rustic basket. Perhaps a basket that was well used and had been filled too full. I put a pair of holes on each side for a future wood handle.
Today I mixed up this dry red clay I saved from California and brushed it on the outside of the basket. I'm hoping after it's fired it will look like a worn leather basket or perhaps a worn wood basket.
We shall see how it turns out in the firing. I'll be glazing the inside but will leave the outside natural clay. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.