The first round of slab molds have been removed from their plaster casings, but one clay model remains to be removed: the Rebar-Lynch model. It takes a team of six to tilt the massive mold over and extract the form, but it comes out pretty cleanly, leaving the snail-shaped mold ready for the next piece of slab.
After drying all week, the other nest modules are bone-dry, which is the most fragile state of ceramic. The modules are carefully transported upstairs to the kiln room. Every crack that appears is a lesson on how to (or not to) build the next one.