The clear glazed pieces waiting for the final firing.
Here they are finished.
I was thinking about call these creature Ick-a-boos? It just seems fitting. The brighter one is the male. The tentacles around the males neck stretch and grab the female by her protective head plate when he chooses a mate. This markings are meant to attract a mate. The males are smaller the female. The female size is meant to help protect it's young.