Hand building is a method of making artistic and functional ceramic products by the use of hands without the involvement of the potter’s throwing wheel. Hand building comprises three major techniques and formation methods which include slab building, coiling, and pinching pots. With these hand-building techniques, any pottery artist can make anything out of clay.
Due to the seams formed during the manufacturing, hand-built pieces are more decorative than functional. They are also less durable, unlike the functional pieces.