Some of my Art-8 students created clay fish using slab and hand building.
First day: use a rolling pin to make clay flat. Fill with crumpled paper towels and fold it like a burrito leaving one side open.
Second day: add extra clay to create the head and tail.
Third day: add fins, gills and eyes.
Fourth day: finish the fish. Add any other details and make clay smooth using hands and/or clay tools.
Next let all projects dry for two weeks before bisque firing.
We spent four days glazing. A dozen different glazes were available. Students were asked to use at least six – three coats of each.