We spend a lot of time learning how to throw and handbuild forms — cups, mugs, vases, even casseroles. But if it needs a handle, we can turn a decent form into a disaster! Well-designed and executed handles make ordinary pots look great, and they’re not that difficult—it just takes a some practice. Expert potter Tony Clennell tackles the many aspects of creating handles in this DVD. With his easy-to-follow demonstrations and helpful pointers, you’ll be on your way to stellar handles in no time.

 

Runtime: 57 minutes

 


 

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Elegant in its simplicity

In Tony’s hour-long video, he demonstrates how to make coil, pulled, thrown and altered handles. While the coil handle can be simple, his techniques — making it look like a rope, adding texture or even using Lisa Orr’s bisque texture rod technique — make a simple coil an elegant addition to your form.

 

 The Clennell’s latest informative how-to DVD (Get a Handle ON IT!) is a hoot. It’s not only informative, but Tony again shows some of his great sense of humor with subtlety that we’ve all grown to love.


The music and the production quality in this latest endeavor shows a growing sophistication in their product and I for one hope they continue to occasionally release these wonderful tapes (DVD’s). I especially enjoyed seeing more finished examples of their work. Thanks Tony and Sheila.
–– Tom , Black Hills SD

 

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The beauty is in the details

When Tony demonstrates pulling handles, his clear instruction includes every detail. He covers pulling handles for both small and large forms, and tips for attaching them without messing up your piece. His small pulled lugs on large vases make the vases look larger. And simply cutting and altering thrown handles opens up a world of opportunities. He rounds out the video with his demonstration of making and attaching thrown handles.

 

Tony…What a great production job on Get A handle ON IT! Lots of useful info packed in there … Well done! –– Dale, Duncan SC

 

Your DVD’s have raised my pottery to a whole new level. Since it all looks so professional now, I will soon be opening a studio. –– Phil, Greensburg PA

 

An instructor at your side

If you missed the handle demo in class (or had instructors who bluffed their way through it) Get a Handle ON IT! fills the gap. Whether you watch the whole video or just the part you need, you’re sure to make your next piece the best yet!

 

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