Create a Pinch Pot/Pinch a Story
Clump, C., School Arts
Opening: Mold a Small Pall of clay in one hand. Rotate the ball slowly in small steps as you press into the center of the ball with the thumb of your other hand. Keep rotating as you press until you are about 3/8" from the bottom. Try not to make the hole wider than your thumb yet.
Spread the Floor: With your thumb inside the pot and your two middle fingers of the same hand outside supporting the clay, spread the bottom by lightly pressing with your thumb while you Rotate the pot all the way around.
Raise the Walls: Move up the wall with the same press and rotate motion. Work closer to the rim each time you go around. Try to keep the wall an even thickness. Smooth any cracks in the rim right away. Leave extra clay at the rim for finishing later. After raising the walls, strengthen the rim by pressing down on it while supporting both sides.
The Inside: Slide your thumb up the inside of the walls, supporting the clay with your fingers of the same hand on the outside. …