Please visit this site to see an excellent technique for building a pot using the coil technique. Please remember that in pottery, as in life, there are many different ways to do the same thing. (http://ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/hand-thrown-east-asian-wedged-coil-technique/)
Mudtools: This is a great source of very well designed and unique tools. Best known for the colorful polymer ribs, they have the best wire cut-off tool that does not kink, a rib-shaped finishing sponge and a nice little planer/shredder, all in my toolbox (http://www.mudtools.com/shop/).
Coconut Shell Ribs: The best tool for making well-engineered bowls. Available as a set at Clay People in Richmond, CA (http://www.claypeople.net/) and Clay Planet in Santa Clara, CA (http://shop.clay-planet.com/). They can be purchased individually through The Ceramic Shop (http://www.theceramicshop.com/store/)
Scoring Tool: You can always use your your pin tool or a fork, but my favorite is a nice little retractable tool from Xiem Studio Tools (http://www.xiemclaycenter.com/index.aspx).
Blue Celadon Glaze: I love celadon glazes but most of them are too green or dull. Finally, I found three beautiful blue celedons. Aardvark has many celadon glazes, particularly their white celedon CQ101 (really a very translucent blue), be careful, it runs. Their AATC115 Non-Iron Blue Celadon is the best color I’ve found plus you can fire it in an electric kiln. (http://www.aardvarkclay.com/products.php?cat=445). The third is a dry blue celedon made by Clay People in Richmond, CA. All are cone 9-10. I’m still looking for a cone 5-6 blue celadon.