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									The 2 Basic Pinch Pot shapes

     How to make them step by step
Pinching an Egg
             1. Start by making a
                smooth round ball of
                clay.
             2. Put one thumb into
                the ball until you are
                ¼” from the bottom.
                Pull out.
3. Keeping one thumb
   in the hole gently
   pinch the pot at the
   base as you rotate it
   around in your
   hand.
4. Continue pinching
   gently while moving
                         5. Repeat steps 3
   up the sides of the      and 4 until your
   pot slowly.              wall is an even ¼”
   (Remember to keep        thick and there are
   an egg shape!)           no lumps. (Why ¼”
                            thick?)
6. Gently tap
   bottom so it can
   stand.
7. Decorate.
8. Put your initials
   on the bottom.
Pinching a Bowl
1. Start by making a
   smooth round ball
   of clay.
2. Put both thumbs
   into the ball. Pull
   out and reinsert
   the other way.
3. Keeping one
   thumb in the
   hole gently pinch
   the pot at the
   base as you
   rotate it around
   in your hand.
4. Continue            5. Repeat steps 3
   pinching gently        and 4 until your
   while moving up        wall is an even ¼”
   the sides of the       thick and there are
                          no lumps. (Why ¼”
   pot slowly.           thick?)
6. Apply a foot or
   feet. (Why is a foot
    needed?)
7. Decorate.
8. Put your initials
   on the bottom.

								
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