Went to a great pottery workshop building boxes using the hard slab technique. Bill Geisingerlead the workshop. He makes fabulous slab built, wood fired pottery. This is a picture of his wood fired box with a brass lid. Check out his website for more pictures of his pottery and the wood fire kiln.
I've made boxes before but not to this precision. Also learned how to take this form and make other forms such as vases. I've placed many more pictures showing the process on Flickr, under the name of peggyln. Take a look. This is a picture of a Korean kick wheel. Cool!