For me, clay is the most natural media to work with. I love the old Mexican cultures where they are respectful of their land. They only pick what they need and they thank the land for giving them clay to make pottery. Respect of nature is the center of clay work.
I am a beginner and self learned in ceramics, but it is a connection with nature to me. I feel very calm and peaceful when I am molding a piece of clay in my hands.
To be honest, as a beginner at ceramics, I have made many things that haven't worked out as I wanted.
I hope though, that you can feel the way nature inspires and intertwine with my ideas in my work, and that you will fell happy looking at it, like hearing the sound of birds in the morning.