I liked working with slabs of clay and just cutting into shapes and decorating them. For me they were part of my rehab in coming back to working with clay after several months off because of health issues. These were projects which gave me a chance to do small things and finish them pretty quickly. I never knew if I'd feel like working the next day there for the first month I came back.
Or they represent things a DYI person or a beginning potter might enjoy.