Blog Nov/Dec 2016

Dec. 16, 2016

i am asking all of you to share with me what you might like to  have me discuss,  whatdo you have questions about.  just type your thoughts in a comment.  thanks!  susan

Nov. 22, 2015

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.