My first goal is to try a new technique in clay. I get stuck in a rut of making the same form over and over. I love making bowls and mugs and I know my clients love them too. I have always wanted to make the casserole form. Here is my opportunity to do so. My reward will be to find a yummy recipe to cook in my new cassorole dish.
My second goal is to experiment with more glaze combination. Again, I know what works and I know what I like on my ceramic pieces. Who's to say there are not more beauitful glaze combinations that I have not tried yet. I always get inspired when teaching kids glazing, because they love suprises and try new things without fear. I hestitate and fall back to the classics. My reward will be the excitement of having a new glaze for my body of work.