Removing the terminal bud.
The removal of the growing point of plants to promote side branching.
A method of forming clay, which is well described by its name.
The opposing thumb and index finger of the human hand have greatly impacted the advancement of our species. Developing the "small motor" mucsles of the hand, in combination with the coordination of the eye, allow the artist/potter to create something from nothing. In this case, a hallow form from a ball of clay dug from the earth. Pinch pots have been made thousands of years. Pinching the clay is a structural and decorative technique.
Breaking off the uppermost growing point, thus allowing the willary buds to start to grow. This promotes outward growth rather than upward growth.
is when you manipulate clay with you fingers in your palm to a hollow shape. Pinch pots are a popular beginners project.
The removal of a stem's soft growing tip to promote production of side shoots or flowers.
Snipping out (or using fingernails to literally pinch out) the growing point of a plant to promote fuller, bushier plants.
Removing the tip of a stem by squeezing between the thumb and forefinger; encourages the plant to develop new shoots or buds for a fuller look.
A technique used to control and shape soft new growth of foliage, by carefully pinching or pulling off small shoots with the finger and thumb in a pinching motion.
A method of forming clay into a shape by pinching it with your fingers or between objects.
The removal of a growing tip from a stem, thus causing any axillary shoots or buds of the stem to develop.
Removing the growing tips and first set of leaves (usually about 1/2 to 1 inch) of a plant to promote production of side shoots
Using your thumb and forefinger to remove (pinch off) the tip growth of plants to encourage a bushier growth habit.
The removal of the growing tip of a shoot by pinching between thumb and finger.
A technique of building pots entirely by molding the clay with the hands without coiling, using slabs, or throwing. Called pinching because it usually starts by a potter inserting a finger into a ball of clay and pinching the walls to thin and shape the pot. See also hand building, throwing.
Indenting a pot with the fingers and thumbs before it is hard.