I'm looking for a few suggestions about making some feet/stands/legs/whatever-you-prefer-to-call-them for stands/bases for large eggs.
I have a friend who decorates eggs. That doesn't sound impressive until one sees the eggs. She uses ostrich, emu, and rhea eggs mostly, but also works with smaller ones. The larger ones are cut and hinged and have wonderful scenery inside and even music elements sometimes. She wants me to make some various stands to which she can attach her eggs. I've been trying hand forming porcelain, but can't get them to come out close enough to the same shapes and size to do justice to her eggs. So far I've tried a shallow curved bowl with tripod legs, and then three different shapes of three each that she can glue onto the shells. None of them look good. I've never worked with Potter's Plaster, although I keep a 50# bag in my studio all the time "with good intent." I'm thinking about making bisqued porcelain impressions of each side of any of the legs that look good enough to try to reproduce and then press-molding them and sticking the sides together.
These things need be only about two inches tall when done. I fire to cone 6. They will not be glazed so she can paint them to complement the egg theme, so that part is simple. I'm not mass producing anything, just wanting to do a good job for a friend.