Like many potters, I watched avidly the 'Great Pottery Throw-Down' on television. I played through the series several times to learn as much as I could from it. - and copied down all the projects that had been set for the competitors. I am slowly working through them ... out of the public gaze!!!
One of the techniques which I really loved was decorating by cutting out patterns in the wall of a leather-hard vessel. I did a lot of this last year ... everyone I knew got a cut-out candle holder for Christmas!