Having begun making the coil vase, I have been successful in creating the first two layers of the project including three normal coils and seven upright spiral coils. I have completed 75% of the smoothing and will be able to add the third, fourth, and fifth layer in a timely manner. One issue I have encountered, however, was smoothing the inside of the vase. I accomplished this with a wooden modeling tool. Google is an excellent resource for researching the coil process.