Casey, I only deleted 3 or 4 of your photos that were badly out of focus. There are still 12 left in your album.
Cameras seem to have a hard time doing auto-focus on glazes lacking a lot of high contrast detail, when you shoot inside in low light. A wider lens opening, and raising the iso setting up to 400 might help getting a little more pop into your photos.
Welcome Casey! I see you have already found several items that have peaked your interest. I hope you find many more. You mentioned students in one post... do you teach? I am a high school ceramics teacher in Guam. I also wish I could get my students to use good craftsmanship when handbuilding.
Low cost flat lapping disc can be used on you potters wheel if you, drill bat pin holes in it, and provide a trickle of water to cool it. At amazon.com, 120 grit for aggressive material removal. Click the image to purchase
Members have had great things to say about John Britt's new book, Mid-Range Glazes. Click the image to buy from Amazon.com
If you just want to spout off, it is best accomplished as a blog posting. If you want to get more guidance and ideas from other members, ask a question as a new discussion topic. In the upper right corner of the lists for both types of posting, you will find an "+Add " button. Clicking it will open an editor where you create your posting. 4/16/2014