few pinch pots. Click the link to see more details on how I make pinch pots. Basically I take a glob of clay and pound it into a round shape with the inside of my palm. Then I push my thumb in the center almost to the bottom. Then with my thumb on the inside and my forefinger on the outside I start pinching the excess clay from the bottom to the top of the bowl. Eventually I make the bowl shape and then I smooth it out. I like to make my pinch pots with a few pinch impressions and depressions, not so perfectly shaped.