1. To make the tripod mug you first had to roll out a slab of clay to the measurements you want for your mug. Once it is rolled and cute. You attach the two sides to make a cylinder. Then you slowly form one circular end to a triangle slowly connecting the points to make legs. After that is mostly dried and able to hold the weight of the mug, I carved out the design I wanted. I first used a needle tool to get the shape of my designs then a ribbon tool to make it more prominent. After it was fired a first time I added glaze and fired again.
2. I chose not to add a handle because I wanted to use it as a makeup brush holder.
3. I found the size and carving of my piece to be successful because it was what I had initially wanted. If I were to make it again i would make it more round and use a different color instead of the burgundy because it was very streaky.
4. A clay slab is a rolled flat piece of clay