There are a couple of approaches to creating sculpture with ceramic clay -- either build a hollow form with slabs or coils, or work solid and hollow the piece out after it's been modeled.
Beth Cavener Stichter and Tip Toland work solid, then hollow later. In the workshop they taught we learned some of their methods. Now that I'm back home, I need to practice what I learned. A wall piece seemed like a good place to start. It was first created as a whole, then I started to cut it into small sections.
A section is hollowed out to a wall thickness of about 1/4 inch, then set aside in plastic wrap to wait while the next section is hollowed.
The first two pieces are then reassembled, re-textured, then set aside in plastic wrap to wait while the next section is hollowed.
Slice, hollow, reassemble, repeat...
Check back for updates on this project later, we have many more slices to go!