It was an especially interesting one for me, as I studied ceramics in university and had my own pottery business for several years with a friend in British Columbia. Ours was not quite the same scale as this one, but the basic processes are identical - it's a craft that has stayed essentially the same for thousands of years. You still start with raw clay, mold it into a shape, fire it once to the biscuit stage to get the moisture out and harden it, then fire it again at an even higher temperature to glaze a shiny coating onto it. Automation can't reduce the number of steps it takes to do all this, it can only make some of the processes faster and more consistent and efficient.
Here are some of the stages, Indo Porcelain style: