The first week, we discussed the differences & similarities in aquariums and terrariums, and rolled our slabs. We used a bowl as our "tracer" to get the right size and cut our shapes, smoothing the edges with a drop of water on our fingers. We closed the first session by writing our names in the back and texturizing some pebbles on the bottom. Then we wrapped in plastic til the following week. My clay boards that top the tables really come in handy when rolling slabs and coils - you can read about making these here: http://dolvinartknight.blogspot.com/2013/11/clay-boards-for-tabletops.html
The next session focused on brainstorming plants, animals, and objects that might be found in our containers, then coiled and modeled clay to create them, scoring and slipping to join them.
After the first firing, we glazed the surface with a few coats of Blick brand glaze.