Ceramics is constant experimentation.
Experimenting with pigmentation…
Or experimenting with firing methods, such as saggar firing. Organic substances, salts, metal oxides and chlorides are used on the surface of the ware. By sealing the object in fresh clay, after firing, the object maintains a natural surface imprinted with textures of substances used.
Or experimenting with material, such as paper clay, composed of clay and cellulose. Paper clay can be used to create very thin objects since the paper burns off in the kiln. This clay also takes pigments easily because the clay mixture is liquid.