Posted on May 19, 2020May 19, 2020 by Sue Barnes — Leave a commentMake a hollow ball with two pinch pots. A hollow ball can be used as a base to make many animals or birds and many other things. It can be a bit tricky at first but practice makes perfect! Start with 2 equal size balls of clay. Start to make a pinch pot with one ball by sticking your thumb in the middle of the ball. Gently pinch around the thumb hole to make a bowl shape. Take your time and feel the clay as you pinch to make sure you don’t pinch too hard and make the clay too thin. Try not to pinch the clay outwards too much which will make the bowl too flat. You are aiming to make a hemisphere (a half ball). If your pinch pot goes wrong, wet the clay a little and roll it back into a ball and start again. Repeat with the other ball of clay to make another pinch pot. The rims of the pinch pots need to be the same size so they match up when joined. Scratch the rim of both of your pinch pots. Wet the rims of both pinch pots to make them sticky. Hold one pinch pot in each hand ready for joining. Gradually bring the rims together until the two pots are joined Smooth clay over the join using your thumb or a blunt knife or similar. When the whole rim join is covered over roll the ball gently on a table or other flat surface to make the ball round and smooth. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Post navigationPrevious post: Stay at home chicken – easyNext post: Mouse or chicken with a hollow body- a little bit trickier. Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.