must read this pottery blog. Lots of ideas.
Large Turquoise Pottery Cross Necklace by RTC Pottery #crosses #handmadecrosses #crossnecklaces
Owl Soap Dish from Lee Wolfe Pottery
This is probably within my current skill range :-) Put a bird on it.
Pick a flower or plant and lay on top of a small piece of clay and use a rolling pin to make an imprint in the clay. Let it harden. Paint. Add a magnet to the back.