In today's video, Sheila Clennell demonstrates this simple decorative "top knot" handle, a nice embellishment for a lidded form.
|Adding binding cane and reed handles to pottery is a great way to spice things up if you're getting bored with your usual pulled or handbuilt clay handles. In today's pottery video, Sheila Clennell gives us a primer on working with cane and reed and demonstrates how to make a simple decorative embellishment out of cane on the handle on a lidded form. It is a great introductory project to try if you are new to working with this material. On Sheila's full length DVD, How to Make Handmade Cane Handles, from which this is excerpted, she progresses to more complex projects including one of the most complex forms - a teapot handle. In addition to the video, below I have included an explanation of how you can add color to your cane handles through a simple dyeing process. - Jennifer Harnetty, editor.|
|This clip was excerpted from the full-length DVD How to Make Handmade Cane Handles with Sheila Clennell, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.|