I think I forgot to mention another very important engineering feature. There must be a hole large enough for the Fountaineer to get his or her hand inside to place the pump and tubing to make it work. Luckily I didn't forget to do that and if I were to swivel the log around, you'd see it. On the left is the fountain after the first firing (bisque) and on the right is how it looked just before the final firing. I have applied glaze to the "mushrooms" in a color called oatmeal with the edges touched in pippin green. Oatmeal has little flecks in it giving much dimension to the piece. I stained the "log" with red iron oxide so that it will have a log-like appearance with no shine. The final episode will contain the results!
Now, in order to give equal treatment all around the furry people in my house, here's sweet Rose. She loves to play along the fence under the honeysuckle vine and smells sooo sweet when she comes back inside.