Blog Nov/Dec 2016
My first exposure to making handles was my first ceramics class in college. Victor's wisdom made us groan with our first assignment, 100 good handles! I survived this "homework" knowing how to pull handles and I recommend this task to anyone truly wanting to master this.
A few good images are here: http://firewhenreadypottery.com/2012/08/getting-a-handle-on-it/
a good video by Simon Leach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFYZwjXN1EI
here's a good video on pulling a handle attached to a mug: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV2nQk0bW4Q
The potter I apprenticed with, Sally Thurston, cut shapes out of a slab for her handles.
many more links to instructive videos on each site above.