just to add an opinion (which does not matter for some people) find a teacher and know what your teacher can make/do.
there are people out there calling themselves teachers. they are not skilled enough to make anything that should be kept, even as a pet dish. know the person's work, if it is something worth emulating, go for it. if it is not, find someone else. look beyond the silly things, personality traits, sound of voice, etc. does that person know what he/she is doing?
you won't know that unless you see many pots and have read many books. educate yourself, just not exclusively at a distance.