Pottery tools are great, but what I love about pottery is that you can make something that is beautiful and well crafted using only your hands.
I was a professional potter for years and I used a wheel and just about every pottery tool under the sun. But I had an epiphany one day and decided to use nothing but my hands. I got rid of my wheel and all my engraving tools and basically relearned how to make pots.
I am loving the results. I have never felt more connected to my art and I think the new pieces come from a deeply personal place. Sometimes the best pottery tool is having no tool at all.