Hi Elliott, This is a great breakdown and very generous in sharing your process and insights, you came a long way from the vending machine days!
Are you planning on releasing the UE4 project to the public? Or only builds? I'd love to play around with it in the editor if possible!
Anim8or: 3D Modeling Tutorial
Youtuber Greg French talks about modeling a clay pot or bowl using Anim8or 3D modeling program.