We used a pinch technique
to create the frog forms from white stoneware clay, hollowing out their sculptures before they could be placed in the kiln.
I like the ball-and-socket or pinch technique
as it works with most any bolt action, it is very consistent, and it provides plenty of strength on the bolt lift for situations where primary extraction is sticky or the rifle has an unusually heavy mainspring or rough cocking cam.
He said: 'A way of creating goddess-like curls without damaging your hair with heated appliances is The Pinch technique
We therefore talked about the basics of hand building and I demonstrated how to make a figure using a coil and a pinch technique
Demonstrate pinch techniques
and show how to create details with tools.
Simply bend, pull, beat, shape or form your clay, using any means at your disposal, from modern throwing wheels to the ancient slab, coil or pinch techniques
, and make your own personal ceramic head.