It's good to feed that creativity and sharpen skills,
Sometimes in all the flood of the new, the exciting, the dazzle, we can lose ourselves.
That's why it is a good idea to keep alive all the essence of what you and you alone can do.
Keep a good record of your work to remind yourself where you were going with a certain piece; make a note of construction, alterations, glazing and firing as well as what inspired you to make it or what your thoughts were while you were in the process.
I used to think I would make only one piece each time, but I have come to think that making two is better, at least for me.
I also like to set the finished work in front of me and take a good look at it. I make notes about what problems I encountered, what surprises happened and what I would do if I made it again.
Those are written in the margins of my journal that I keep as I throw or construct work, through the glazing process and after firing. That way the whole history of a piece is located in one place. And I don't really care if it is messy or not. Sometimes fast is better than neat.