I am amazed and inspired daily by our potters as their skills grow by leaps and bounds! One takes the same clay and glaze as another and the product is personal, unique, and completely different.
Others order materials from all over the world, pick up indigenous clays on road trips to share, and learn tips from forums and workshops that travel by word of mouth and example through the studio.
For all the distain I show for technology in my personal life, I've grown to realize its incredible advantage when learning a new artistic medium. Sharing, watching, and learning at internet speeds has given us all an inspiring advantage.