My first foray into something more individual was with my "beastly pots."
These are open oven dishes, thrown on the wheel, with sculpted animal handles and decorated with lustres. The first beastly pots were fish,
closely followed by lizards, with a few elephants thrown in for good measure. I no longer make
elephant beastly dishes but lizards and fish are going strong.
Eventually the lizards felt restricted by the dish form so now some of them climb over vases while other vases attract butterflies.