Pottery student here! I just started learning about pottery in the beginning of this school year. I'm currently in Ceramics/Pottery II and the project I'm working on at the moment is of a hand on slab that's "reaching," named, who would have guessed it, Reaching.
I can't seem to figure out how to make the hands look more realistic. I've never taken a drawing class so I think that is one of the main reasons why most of my sculptures look like the "typical" way a beginner would draw something. Well, I took home a Pottery book and hope to work on some stuff this weekend so maybe by practicing what the book explains, I'll be able to improve.