Form a chunk of air dry clay into a ball. Hold the ball of clay with one hand and use your other thumb to press into the center until your thumb is about ¼ to ½ inch from the bottom.
Slowly widen the hole by pinching up the walls. Continue drawing the walls and moulding the piece into your desired shape.
Flatten the bottom by gently pressing the inside of the piece against a flat surface. You can create lines, grooves and carve out small details with a craft stick, plastic spoon, toothpick, or plastic clay tools.
Make round patterns by using bottle caps. Allow the bowl or pot to air dry.
Once dry, paint your finished work with acrylic paint, and let the paint dry. To give it glazed looks apply at least 2 coats of Mod Podge on the entire surface of the pot.