Tree three, say that three times fast. Ha ha.
Piercing. That was the job for over 5 hours, I'd guess. Then fixing a bit of a design glitch in the root system of the tree.
Oh did I mention, carving out the extra clay on the main body of the tree... behind those added roots and limbs? That was done with a trimming tool, and a plastic to catch the shavings.
So most of the work was finished in a leather hard stage. The pierced part wanted to dry fast, so I had to keep spritzing it with water from a spray bottle.
Now I really want to make a cat. Trees again soon!
And I reopened my Etsy shop yesterday. Not sure how to do all the bells and whistles, like how to get a connection in the sidebar here...a link. Will check with all those other potter friends on Etsy and see how they did it! Come on over...more things being listed daily.