First Time Hand Building
Class 1 Double Pinch Pots
I may have written about double pinch pots in the past- but this is for a first time hand-building class.
I did not know what level students would be at so I decided to start with the most basic skill. Yet double pinch pots can take you just about anywhere as evinced by the work my wonderful class made that day.
A really good tip here is to keep the rim thick by not squeezing it directly. It works quite well to squeeze below it.
You can add a coil or two to one or both of them to make a larger hollow form. Eventually you will need to join them to each other.
If you find it is collapsing, you can stuff newspaper inside. The paper will burn out in the kiln.
But if you decide to make a little sculpture like that or like Randy’s Owl here-
or a chicken bank like Pam’s
or a Monkey jug like mine,
What is good about this form is that it is inherently strong, the form lends itself to so many possibilities and beginners are able to make something that has quite a bit of volume.