Hand built. Textures (such as sand, grog and vermiculite) were added, and each organic shape was formed. All the pieces were then bisque fired at cone 06 (approximately 1840 F). Afterward, some of the pieces were glazed and others smoked with paper and sawdust in a metal garbage can. Finally, the pieces were glued together.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.