Taking into consideration the properties of clay work and its processes I need to consider how the core sample might fit together.
I am limited by:
Size of kiln- would need to be sectional
Weight- need to stack without damaging previous layers
Air being trapped- each section would explode in the kiln if too thick or contains air ( something to really consider when gasses are released from organic matter)
warping- clay can easily warp when fired , some shapes more than others. (important when thinking about constructing a column like core sample shape which should be uniform)
It must be stable ,safe and not sharp if placed in a public area, gallery or external.