I think I can officially call it a trend now. I am back in business in the studio. Sorry I don't have any pictures to post at this moment but they are coming.
I was experimenting a little with creating a "bottle" shaped object with threads on top to accept a pump device, like a soap pump dispenser. It seemed to go relatively smoothly. See how it works after firing. I will attempt to throw a couple more as warm up exercises, before digging into my back log of items to make.
Goblets and Bowls seem high on the priority list, although I need some kiln filler items.