AUTOPLAY
Make 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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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!
12. The more you practice the better you get!
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Thanks!