I had a former student, Tana Patterson, who went on to do life size or bigger sculptures. She coil built them. She separated sections as she built up by using newspaper to separate the edges...and just kept going. SHe came back to teach part time while I was chairing the dept. She was very fast in building these in my opinion. I will see if I have a pic to send you. One piece was featured in the book Ceramic Design.<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica; "> </span>
Thanks; I'd be interested in seeing that. My studio, despite being in NOLA, dries my clay out quickly, so I'm constantly spraying slabs and pieces. I've got the parts for the current piece wrapped in 5 plastic bags, with damp cloth on that, and it's still iffy. It makes smaller pieces tempting.