I am a real newbie, have been throwing pots for less that a year. So I know I have a really long ways to go...something about 1000 pots before you can be a 'real' potter?
But, I am looking at my first pieces that I did and realize not even my folks would like them. So, they are in my house, small cylinders with heavy bottoms and thick walls, holding small flowers, pencils, and toothpicks.
My goals are:
-using a lot less water
-throwing a large vase without it going wonky on me
-making a 'functional' teapot
-not trimming through the bottom
-lids that fit
-having more new clay than recycled clay