How toMake A Clay Pinch Pot
12 steps
Hello!
What you’ll need
Bag Of Clay
Sham Wow Towels
Shape and smooth an amount of soft clay into a sphere.
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Use your thumb to push into the clay to make an opening.
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Here’s what it might look like in cross section. There should still be clay at the bottom.
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With thumb inside, and fingers outside, pinch around the sphere. Pinch & turn, pinch & turn around.
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The volume of the inside is getting bigger as you pinch & turn around the sphere of clay.
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You may notice the rim of the pinch pot is starting to have stretch marks. Smooth with a finger.
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Continue to pinch & turn until the walls of the pot are uniformly thin. Smooth & compress the rim.
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Troubleshooting #1:The pot is cracking=Smooth and wipe to start with a sphere.
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Troubleshooting #2:The rim is too thin=Compress and smooth as you go.
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Troubleshooting #3:It’s too heavy on the bottom=Hold the pot in your hands to pinch & turn to shape.
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Clean Up: Use a sham wow towel to wipe your hands and table.
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The more you practice the better you get!
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Thanks!
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