This lesson is called Character Bells. My 7th and 8th grade students created a bell using the pinch pot method. We started out by rolling a ball of clay the size of a baseball. Next, we stuck our thumb into the ball and created a hallow opening. Lastly, we took extra clay and created a unique character for the top of our bell. Underneath each one of these is a fishing wire string and clay ball. The rounder the opening the better the ring. The kids loved it and had a great time making them.