PINCHING - clay
Pinching is one of the oldest methods of giving shape to clay and is cover in two sections, this is the first and there are many illustrations;
Pinching clay into a bowl
1) Make your clay into a ball.
2) Then press your thumb into the center of the ball and the outside with your fingers. Go round the edge, pinching and gradually making the walls thinner
3) When the walls get thinner, start giving it the shape you require.
4) To make a piece narrower at the top, it should be done with two pieces or more and joined with slip.
These photos have been lent by: Javier Fanlo