Most pottery supply stores carry a selection of cane handles for teapots. Those can be lovely, but, of course, these store-bought handles are not one of a kind. If you want to go completely one of a kind, you can make your own cane handles using binding cane and reed (available at craft stores). Sheila Clennell of Sour Cherry Pottery is an expert this subject and, a while back, we shared her primer on working with cane.
In today's video clip, Sheila demonstrates a more complicated cane handle project: how to make what she calls her "Front Spray" style handle for a teapot. Have a look and then think about tweaks you can make to make it your own. The possibilities are endless! - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.
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This clip was excerpted from How to Make Handmade Cane Handles
with Sheila Clennell, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!
Take your handles in a new direction today!
Sheila Clennell operates Sour Cherry Pottery with her husband Tony Clennell.
Check out their website here!