At the end of my first attempt I had two stubby, lumpy pieces of clay and a mountain of frustration. The clay was not doing what I wanted it to. All of my tools are at the studio, so I opted for a fork to handle scoring the coils together. While that works, it's far from delicate- or effective. Time to go back to the drawing board. Perhaps I was a little over ambitious with my re-introduction to coil? I need to create an easier shape and just do it. Working smaller will probably help too. Truth be told meeting the deadline will be tough, but I'm committed to making it happen.
Mandy- are you faring any better?