Before I start on a project, I frequently do sketches of the ideas I have to see how it looks on paper. Translating from a 2D environment to a 3D piece is sometimes challenging. Other times, it quite straight forward.
This sketch of a "cup triptych" was something I had in mind. Notes accompany my drawings, such as what clay to use, approximate sizes, glazes, and other considerations.
The photo below shows the completed set.
Clay used: Black Mountain potters clay,
Southern Ice porcelain paperclay + rice.
Glaze is Carbon Trap Shino. Fired to Cone 10 reduction. Approx. size for the set: 10.5"W x 5.5"H x 3"D