I'm going to tell you a secret: The piece of pottery you see here really isn't as pretty as it looks.
I know this, because I made it. I can tell you where every flaw is -- from the dribbled glaze on the side you can't see, to the uneven width of the walls.
But you know what? Leslie Adams took this photo -- and she made my pot look beautiful.
And that brings us to the tip for the day: Work with the best, and you'll look better.