Adam- I have a few of my early pieces, and my mom still has several. Its fun to look back on that stuff from 25 + years ago. A few pieces were actually not bad at all (that is - a few out of many
Lerxst2112 wrote:What is something that you're struggling with, but are working towards getting good at? Examples: making cups, getting good lid-fit on pots, getting glazing to be as you envision it, etc.
I'm not sure that I'm "struggling" with any form or technique in particular (the term seems to imply excessive effort or frustration), but I do have areas where I'd like to grow (and am enjoying exploring). Certain aspects of hand-building and sculpture are good examples. I have had a couple of "aha" breakthrough moments recently in my firing methods, as well as glazing.
There's always learning and experimentation to be done! There are some potters with forms, processes, glazes, etc that are very predictable and that suits their style very well. It's also probably nice to have a predictable yield and product style from a business/marketing standpoint, but I would struggle with my own restlessness if that was my world.