I find clay thrown on wheels completely mesmerizing. I love how potters coax their forms into being; nothing can be forced. One can imagine why origin stories of humankind often have us emerging from clay–it is the most sensual of all earthly materials (Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze certainly thought so in Ghost).

Here, someone creates identical bowls incredibly quickly:

The making of a vase sped up:

And here’s that famous pottery scene from Ghost (NSFW):