My work tends to be pretty clean and refined. The cylinders I start off with are often off-center, but you can't see that in the finished pots. I decided to try messing up some cylinders and making a basket out of them. Now, as you can see, I didn't really mess them up all that much. Has that ever happened to you? You think you're really changing things up and pushing the limits, when actually the end result isn't all that different.
I really like the basket, but it doesn't hold a candle to some of the crazy stuff I did in college. Even so, it's helping me to get over my fear of experimenting with a little ugly.