The head is decorated, somewhat minimally, with colored slips and engobes. Not sure yet if I will be glazing this.
You can see in above picture that I also added a couple of blocks to thread a wire through for hanging. Unless some warping occurs in the firing this piece has the option of standing on its own.
All the pieces were a stiff leather hard before building. It is very important to have the separate slab cut-outs dried as close as possible to the same moisture content.
Right now I have the box slowly drying. Then bisque fire, glaze, glaze fire and cross fingers!