Getting a beautiful curve on a handle can sometimes be challenging, especially if you don’t like to pull handles. But Bill van Gilder has a tip that makes it easy peasey.

 

In today’s bonus Monday video, an excerpt from his DVD Pottery Techniques with Bill van Gilder, Volume 1, Bill shows how he handbuilds a mug handle and establishes a great curve using a dowel. The bonus: by handbuiling this way, you can make a handle with texture and attach it easily without marring the texture. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.

 

 


 

 

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This clip was excerpted Pottery Techniques with Bill van Gilder, Volume 1, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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To learn more about Bill van Gilder or to see more images of his work, please visit www.vangilderpottery.com.

 

For fabulous forming techniques, be sure to download your free copy of Five Great Handbuilding Techniques: Variations on Classic Techniques for Making Contemporary Handbuilt Pottery.

 

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