Monday, May 28, 2007

More Handles...

I find that this sort of handle sits better on a pot if you attach it via a couple of small soft clay pads- the handle gets less squished.For years I've been using a slip/glue made from the clay body to attach parts,doing away with scoring and giving a stronger,crack-free bond before firing- recipe on request. First dip ends of handle in slip [I call it "Slippo"],pop pads onto slipped ends,dip in slip again,attach with back-pressure from inside mug by wiggling end of handle until well bedded in pad. I want these pots to pick up every scrap of salt,so no tidying,fettling or smoothing- just a wipe around their bottoms. Final step- hand them over to the Apprentice [Yahel] to finish off.



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