I plan to turn this piece into an ocean themed box because I love the beach. I plan to finish this by adding a turtle to the top has the handle and adding things like seaweed, coral, rocks, and starfish. I also want to add a texture to the box to make it look like water. After the box is fired, I plan on using acrylic paint to finish the piece. So far something that I have found difficult was getting the lid to fit the base because it needs to line up perfectly to be able to fit correctly.So far i found to be successful in putting the walls of the base together. I have used to method of scoring and slipping to connect each slab of clay.