The outcome and how I redid it

As promised, here is a follow up to the Sunday morning entertainment.

Unfortunately, the piece you saw on the video, made a rather alarming crack after I took it out of the kiln. (If you didn't see the video, check the previous post.) With all of this lid opening-closing going on, I can hardly wonder. The temperature dropped quite a lot each time.

Trial no 1 

So I redid it and stripped the process of any non-crucial details. I was left with three moves in the kiln and an annealing period of 20 C/h. As it often happens, this time again, less is more. And yet it conveys much better what I wanted to express.

Trial no 2.  Holding Without Touching

I have all more reasons to call it an ongoing process. To be continued...

Continue to sculptural objects' gallery for slightly more pictures.