Using about 1 to 1-1/2 pounds of clay.
Pull out the clay in a ring, and after you get as far out as is comfortable, then press on top of the ring to form two walls.
As you can see, I throw pretty dry, which is really important. Don't enclose a bunch of water inside the ring!
Since leather hard rings of clay are pretty strong, it can be cut open crosswise and shaped within a bit of variation of the original curve. Leave a tiny hole somewhere for it to let out gases as it's fired.
This becomes a handle for my teapots that makes a big statement. Incidentally, it makes pouring very easy because the fulcrum when pouring/tiping the pot is so far above and slightly behind the lid.