Making a pinch pot is one of the basic skills that you need to work with clay. You really only need your hands for this- it's the best tool for the job. Pinch pots have been around since thousands of years ago, and were probably born out of necessity to hold food or drink. Follow the videos below to see how I make a pinch pot bowl, add a foot and then continue to refine it so that :
it is symmetrical
it is smooth
it has an even rim
it has even walls
This video shows how to attach a foot ring
This video shows the importance of refining your work, taking the time needed to achieve symmetry, smooth surfaces and balance.
Another, shorter video for review on how to make a pinch pot.