Learning to handbuild pottery is  fun. Most beginners find the method accessible, but exploring this way of working reveals challenges. Handbuilding is every bit as challenging as wheel throwing. 

There are many paths for handbuilder to wonder down. Let me suggest that following three starting points.

  1. Working with drape molds
  2. Working with press molds
  3. working with coils

The videos below will help you get started with handbuilding pottery

Make a hand built textured flask