i took a pottery course a number of years ago. loved it! couldn't throw worth a damn. the first plate was almost an inch thick.
second plate was thick and heavy and looking good...and then, whomp! lopsided and you know what that does to the balance...whonp whomp whomp.....
decided instead to make molded things..like working from playdoh.
that was nice! kind of idiot-proof!
instead of a cookie jar, i'd love to have a couple of mugs with a raised egg trailer on them.