Just attended a wonderful workshop with the very talented Gail Kendall.  Her handbuilding techniques are original and fun.  I've been having a wonderful time in my studio playing with some of her methods.  We'll see what evolves!
This photo pictures Gail with one of her fabulous soup tureens in progress.  Below is one of her completed vases.
Gail is preparing for the upcoming studio tour and sale by the Minnesota Potters of the Upper St. Croix River.  Be sure to check out their website:  http://www.minnesotapotters.com/index_home.html  It looks like a collector's paradise!