I made this pot in four different sections. I honestly just kinda made each section by instinct, without measuring anything. When I went to put everything together the sections matched up almost perfectly, except for the top section. I had to make a few alterations for that part. But when it was finished there were no out of alignment spots or twists in the pot. Then I decided to go with some retro greens for the glazes on it. This is actually the largest pot I have ever made.