Bisque Mold

bisque molds used for making roof tile end caps in historical asian architecture
After pressing the entire surface of the slab to the bisque mold, a ring is scored for the attachment of a foot.  

Once the foot is attached, it can be 'thrown' or carved to manipulate the profile.

A photo of the surface created by pressing the clay into the texture carved into the plate.

A close up of the texture