Despite the torrent of rain, I was able to throw some pots today!
At this point, I wait until the pet dish is dry and stable enough to take off the blue bat. Then I wait some more until the pet dish is dry and stable enough to finish (clean up) the bottom.
The next step is to let the pottery piece air dry. When the piece is completely dry, it will go into the kiln for its first of two firings: the bisque firing followed by adding glaze then a glaze firing.