I fell in love with pinching when I read Paulus Berensohn’s book Finding One’s Way With Clay. Until reading Paulus’s book, I had always strived to make my pots perfectly or tried to make them resemble something I had seen. It was a great freedom to allow the clay to take the lead. Pinching it leaves beautiful, rhythmic marks - a reminder of the gentle touch of the process.
"When you lift my mug, it should feel as though you were taking hold of my hand. When I lift yours, it should feel as though I were dancing with you." -Paulus Berensohn