There are many aspects of pottery that teach the potter about patience.
First and most important is the forming of the pot whether on the wheel or by hand. A steady rate of spin or a considered handling of the hand formed piece is crucial for a good outcome.
Next is the slow drying process - whatever the size or style trying to rush this process with almost always result in cracks.
The kiln firing also needs patience... again firing too high too quickly will result in cracks or even explosions...
Then there is the glazing process - each piece needs just the right amount of glaze then needs to dry and have its bases wiped clear of glaze residue so that it doesn't stick to the kiln shelf.
And we are not done yet! Once the kiln has fired to temperature there is another wait while the kiln cools. Again, rush this process and you are likely to have a poor glaze result or again cracks.
Even then the results are not guaranteed - this little jug looks pretty but drips when pouring so it won't be for sale. I'll keep it for a while and try making a better one and then this one will be destroyed.
I will once again be practising patience tomorrow as I wait for the kiln to cool from my latest glaze firing which took place today...
Have a lovely weekend