The best and most anxiety reducing occasion: took the tiles to the benches, and Voila!, they worked!!! Very happy girl this weekend.
Also worked on making the bowls with the little feet on them: those turned out OK.... I think the feet are too small proportionally, but am going to take them all the way through the process just to see what changes need to be made.
Here are pictures of both:
Oh, yeah, I put orange underglaze on the feet. Also placed large red swirls on the body of the bowl and put some dots on top of them. You know me, I can't leave well enough alone. So they're beginning to look like a cross between a party and a fancy cupcake. Totally not a serious piece!