I studied ceramics in college- sculpture and pinch/slab functional ware. In dis/ability news, I can throw on a wheel... REALLY BADLY. Now the practice for that is off my goals list because of my back.
I adore clay in almost every use. Here are a few of my favorite pieces in our home. The relief tiles are mine, and the mug is by Keith Lahey. It's technically Mr. Bones' but he doesn't drink coffee or tea:)