It is a term that can be used to refer to anything that needs to be done.
The term was coined following a video snippet from Speak Out (television show) that went viral on social media.
The people using the term usually have more context as to what the pots are/is.
Person A asks Person B for a favour or to do something, after some time the below conversation takes place.
Person A: Did you make the pots?
Person B: Not yet.
Similarity: The things
“Did you make the things”