I find that my skills and aesthetic tastes have changed so much over the years. When I first started out, I was interested in throwing cylinders, and that also included casseroles with lids. Most times lids would be included on almost anything. My prof in the undergrad school was from Alfred, and he always stressed people loving to lift a lid to look inside and that was a selling point. . . !. . .? The things we will believe when young! At any rate I made lot of pots with lids.
As my skills improved, I started making larger jars and such, early one were 18"-24", and then I learned about joining two sections, and about coil throwing. Jars went to 4-5' at State College. I soon got tired of that and went back to 24-30" jars, large bowls 36" diameter, and other things.
Somewhere in the middle here I tried to do a teapot. .. .It was terrible. As I was not happy with my first effort, I read a ton of stuff, and then made a second, and a third, and. . . you get the idea.
Now I am trying to throw much looser, without so much worry about the perfect centering, or the mechanical precision of a pull, but just having fun, enjoying the feel of the clay. I impress into the wet cylinders before shaping, I gouge areas with tools, and then shape. I try to inflate the form as much as I possible can without it collapsing, sometimes even having to patch the holes that appear because of a stamp or gouge that was too deep. I'm having fun with the challenge of the inflated form, and hope to get more joy from it from day to day. The forms are bulbous, with nice necks, shoulder lines that define a border between the belly and the neck. The curve is extreme S in shape, but has irregularities in the belly from the marks that have expanded. I still have a lot to do with it, but then I am . . . . retired!