Second course finds pieces getting deeper, lips beginning to close. At this point I begin to anticipate the walls getting to vertical. The lines are ink and will burn away in annealing. The lines serve as guides to raising each round. There are usually two or three rounds between lines. Off to anneal.
The first course of raising is complete, pieces gained depth, lips shrank in diameter slightly. Colors are a product of contact with flame, heat patina or flame painting. The pieces go through a wide variety of changes, with many moments of pretty along the way. I could turn these totally pink in the pickle. My pickle is a little diluted..