Making a Clay Whistle Frank Goryl frankgorylclayworks.com Tools needed: water container, string, vegetable skewer (potters needle) Step 1. Roll a ball of clay about the size of a plum Step 2. Using string, cut the ball of clay in half Step 2 completed Step 3. Hollow out each half by pinch method similar to making a pinch pot Step 3 completed Step 4. Scratch (called scoring) the rim of the each half Step 5. Moisten with water the scratch marks Step 6. Join the two together Step 7. Blend two halves together. Step 8. Cut ¼ inch hole into ball Careful not to drop clay square cut out into the ball Step 8 completed Step 9. Roll out whistle mouthpiece Mouthpiece should be as thick and half as long as your pinkey finger Step 10. Use needle tool to hollow mouthpiece Step 11 continued Step 11 completed Step 12. Angle mouthpiece near opening and test for sound Blow air across opening like making sound with a soda bottle Step 14. Attach mouthpiece to ball using small collar of clay Close up of clay collar Step 14. Smooth collar Step 14 completed Step 15. Make your whistle into a creature Examples of some whistles Enjoy the process !!!