Platter itself could be simplistic with a more complex glazing technique.
You could focus your attention along the border.
Assignment 2: Design and build chip and dip platter. Use slab, drape or pinch method. For drape you could make a mold from cardboard and newspaper and drape slab over mold. That would work great for the Halloween shoe below.
Could be a one piece set like the previous slide and the ones below.
Assignment 4: Create a URN for your you, a loved one or a pet. Urn must have lid with a handle and have a large interior. All handbuilding methods can be used.
Assignment 5 : Create an unusual funky vase that surprises the viewer. All handbuilding methods can be used.
Assignment 6 : Build drinking mug in the style of a German ( root ) beer drinking mug. Body of the mug would be a slab formed into a cylinder. Exterior of the mug must have figures carved or attached in relief. Lid is optional.