Fortunately, another wise teacher told me that in her experience the best practice for a ceramic artist is to continue to create work. Don't feel inspired? Create work anyway. Feel frustrated with the work you've made lately? Create work anyway. Although a potter can be inspired by anything and everything...and I would guess that most potters have notebooks and binders full of random snippets of ideas...there will be times when you either just don't feel like it or feel you don't have enough time to do it well, or are unhappy with your results of late. Creating work is the thing. Practice makes perfect. Just do it. Use any corny or tired mantra to motivate yourself and keep at it.
So I create work and more work, some that turn out well and some not so much, trying to gain a little discipline to conceptualize and plan along the way. Of course, having a husband who enjoys experimenting with glaze combinations lets me off the hook when I don't know how a piece should end up. Creating work is the thing. Sometimes it's pure fun and sometimes it feels like a chore. Creating work is the thing.