There's something peaceful about making pinch pots. Today's anniversary of terror in our country remind's me of the cruelty and unkindness in the world. When I have those thoughts, when I wonder the why of cruelty, and there's no reason, no need, pinching clay helps me to put things in perspective. So I've been pinching.
I start out with a square lump of clay and pound it into a round shape and then I begin in the middle and start pinching. Pinch, pinch, pinch, like a meditation, like a prayer.
I put my pots on wall board on an open grid shelf in a closet. I cover them lightly with a dry cleaning bag. This really seems to help dry the pots evenly. Sometimes, some days, some weeks, all I can do is pinch. Pinching for peace and kindness in the world. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.