We see these in almost every household as decorations or accessories or plant containers. Some restaurants use them to cook their dishes. In Egypt, these (canopic jars) are used to house the insides of a dead body. We break pottery urns in our favorite video game to earn extra points and whatnot.

Pot making / earthenware making is a craft that lets us mold the symmetry of the once wet clay according to what we want it to be.