27 + DIYs to Make a Pinch Pot
Pinching is an age-old technique of making pottery by pressing the clay using one’s finger and thumb to give it an elegant and proper shape. Besides clay pots, this method is used to make animals, fruits, birds, and a lot of other things. Check out the tutorials that follow to get a clearer insight into this fantastic craft process.
Combine two to three colors of clay and pinch them to create these magnificent pots.
After you have molded the clay into the design of your choice, make shapes on it, with a bottle cap being apt for drawing out circles.
You could paint it in touches of light and deep green to replicate a real turtle.
You could go for a sleeping posture following the cues in the tutorial above. Paint in a shade of white and green, as shown in the picture below.
Add googly eyes and big teeth, by cutting white paper to make it look like a real monster.
If you have many pinch pots at hand, make a lot of designs on them for a spectacular effect. It may range from round to square to rectangular, or anything else too.
Your tot would have a blast in painting as he wishes against the white background.
Mix the two colors well for the marbled appearance to come out appropriately.
You could make small snowflakes with clay, paint them in white and blue, and pit them on the pinch pot tree.
This tutorial shows to make an owl as well as many other things by combining two pinch pots.
The ice cream bowl pattern on the elephant makes it perfect as a pen stand.
By following the directions in the tutorial above, you could model out a pig through the pinch pot technique. Paint it in pink, and add eyes to it for a realistic touch.
The mosaic pattern adds sophistication to the pinch pot.
The combination of white and pink, with green grasses, gives it a natural charm.
You could make these pretty pots with clay molds, and paint them as per your choice. Finally, add cactus to it or make one using paper or felt.
Through the pinching method, lovely mugs like these can be designed.
After making the circular mold, push your index to one side of the bowl for creating a heart shape. You could write something within with glitters for an enticing effect.
The colorful touch added to the turkey gives it an appealing look to the fullest. This would serve as a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving.
The crucial part of this project lies in combining the pinch pots. For the opening to come neat, cut it gently with a knife.
If you desire to give your planters an innovative look, design them in the shapes of fruits, as seen in this tutorial.
The back of the planter should be flat to help you glue the magnet to it. The diagonal lines in the same and opposite directions are to be done with perfection to get the proper shape.
You could leave them white or paint a part of it with the color of your choice, as shown above.
Pinching and coiling help making this lovely cake.
You could even make the mold in the form of an angry bird and paint in the colors of your choice.
You could make anything under the sun with a pinched pot like a cup, mug, planter, animals such as zebra, and giraffe, birds, fruits, and the list is endless. For beginners, grogged clay seems perfect as it helps to hold the shape without cracking it.
Published on July 20th 2020 by Miranda Gibbs