Last week I posted photos of these serving dishes and Ron wrote asking for more details. I do love finding ways to add handles to my pots and I’m particularly interested in the seams that result by not blending them in. This type of handle exaggerates that idea.
|So, first make yourself a plate…or platter…or bowl. Wide rim optional.|
|Get some handle clay.|
Pull a handle. I usually pull enough to get a bunch at a time. I didn’t this time. (It’s just a demo, y’know).
My thumb makes the groove. This is 4″ long.
|The handle is fatter where it meets the rim and tapers on the outside edge.|
|As I push down I am forcing the clay to divide equally on the front and backside of the rim.
(My other hand is usually supporting the backside but it’s holding the camera here!)
|First it looks like this…|
|…and then I refine it like this.|
|This is the backside.|
There is no reason that you couldn’t blend all these seams in and get just as nice a piece. Just different!