It might seem to others that potters are just making plates and bowls over and over, but that is not so. Every pot is different to us. It takes repetition to sort out a form. In wheel throwing, our bodies have to learn how to work with the force of the spinning wheel. For the same reason athletes practice the same movements over and over, and musicians the same notes, there is mastery that can only be acquired by repetition. It’s a beautiful practice and even a life time seems too short.