Okay, next part... I made a ball of clay. Small, maybe 3/4" x 3/4".
Then I flattened it with my fingers. Not too much, it's still pretty chunky.
Then I took a needle and made more random indents all around it. These are deeper than the ones before. I had to rock the needle so it would move with the curve of the clay.
Then I flattened it a little more, just a tiny bit though.
Then I centered my previous piece on it.
And pushed it down, further flattening the disk thing and embedding the long piece into the disk.
Then I took my circle stencil thing and found a circle slightly larger than the disk.
And I rolled out some clay in my pasta machine and cut the circle out with my exacto knife.
I then put some TLS on the circle and placed my other piece on top, centered. I used TLS this time since I wouldn't be pushing down a lot to really get the two pieces to stick. If I pushed down to much it would distort the circle.
I added some clay to the top and shaped it with my hands. Then I used my needle and made two decorative lines on the new addition. I lightly wire-brushed the bottom disk thing to add some texture there.
Then I popped the whole thing in the oven.
Bottom piece is done for now. Moving on to another post....