Did you know that clay shrinks at least 11% by the time a pot is glazed and finished? I did. Was expecting these to come out bigger. One of these days I'm going to buy one of those rulers that has the shrinkage percentage marked on it.
The form of a pot is its spiritual substance. Its outline, its proportions, the finger marks impressed on its wall, are the simple statement of its creator, spontaneous and personal as his handwriting. The same pot does not happen twice. --Otto Natzler