There is nothing quite as fulfilling as working, struggling, and succeeding at crafting something with your own hands and through your own skill. Of course, that is just my opinion but I think many would agree: using your hands is rewarding. The only thing that might make it even better is to see your creations being used and in action.
From starting with raw clay, working it with your hands and then putting it on the wheel.
To your progression through from and finished thrown vessel.
And finally beautiful, usable objects that you yourself created every step of the way.