Textured Pinch Project The “Pinch Pot” method has been around for ages and is still used as a hand building method today. Basic pinch pots are easy to make almost always with good results. But you can expand on the basic “pinch pot” in a lot of interesting and fun ways. • You can play with and change the basic shape. You can put 2 together to make closed forms. You can carve into the surface of the clay. You can add texture. You can press things against the clay for some interesting effects. …more texture! You can have a lot of fun with the “pinch pot” method. For your pinch project I would like you to build a “chip and dip” project. The criteria for this assignment is: 1. 2. 3. 4. Must have at least 2 compartments. Should be an asymmetrical, organic form. Must have texture or carved design. Should have uniform thickness (about the thickness of an Oreo). 5. Put in the needed time and effort. We will spend 2 class periods Instructions for pinch project: 1. Start with a ball of clay (about softball size) 2. Push in 2 holes (at least) and pinch out one big and one small compartment. 3. Keep pinching until you get an even thickness (about like an Oreo). 4. Shape the compartments. 5. Do any desired “impressing” and allow project to get leather hard. 6. Add carving or finishing and smooth with sponge. 7. Carve in your name and class into the bottom and turn in with the score sheet to the drying cabinet.