Here's the "face vase" drying. It's based on an Eastern print from the early 20th century of a woman combing her hair. I've added my characteristic carved background with plum blossom branches, which you cannot see but will have to imagine. The black is a slip which I paint on when the clay is fairly wet, in this case, just after carving. I think it works best technically when the clay is very moist and fresh.