I'm an old 61 yr old, and I don't know the first thing about ceramics. However, I like the phrase "turn over a new leaf daily."
In June, I started going to a pottery studio. Most often, I am there alone but all the equipment, clays, and glazes are available. I have a key to let myself in and I just play. I've never attempted the wheel because no one is there to supervise me, besides I think I prefer "hand building."
My most recent pieces are below, they are still "green"; not yet been fired or glazed.