Here's a simple vase I made in a class at Mendocino Community College in Ukiah, California. It was fun because at first, it wasn't coming out right. Since it was a "failure", I decided to play around with it. Taking my trimming tool, I started hacking all the vertical grooves which were then beautifully picked up by the temmoku glaze breaks. A white glaze over the temmoku at the rim added a nice touch. It's flaw, that the bottom didn't sit straight and I couldn't trim it the way I liked, fell away to insignificance.
This has happened several times. Some of my most beautiful work has bloomed when I give myself permission to play around and don't care about the result.