What I have figured out over 35 years of making pots is that no one cares except you. They don't care whether it is fired in oxidation, salt fired, wood fired or fired in a microwave. If it matches the kitchen or the sofa you are in good hands. You are the one that cares!
Every little mark you make in a pot takes time. Each little mark is lost money!. Straight forward cylinder mugs are easy to make and you can actually make a profit on them. Each time you add a whoopie in the bottom of the cup, a pinch of the rim or shoulder, a trimmed foot and a wedgie to let water drain from the foot ring you are loosing money. Add to that a pulled handle and then decide should I add that wedge in the crotch of the handle or not? Remember no one cares but you! I have the curse of great potters like Dan Finnegan looking at this blog and my pots. It's not a curse really it is an honesty check. Does he walk the walk or just talk the talk?
Here are some cups made today- you decide!