Terra Cotta Trio

Here are three of my latest terra cotta clay works. I started from a single large ball of terra cotta (about 8 pounds), started working it, then realized it was a bit clumbsy and broke it in half. The first half became the bowl. During the creation of it I removed quite a bit of excess clay, this became the cup (after reworking the clay that is). After both the bowl and the cup were clear I set to work on the last piece of clay. As a whole the ball of clay became the jar, which is to this point the tallest of any of my works.