Handles can be the bane of a potter’s existence – at least they are for me a lot of the time (including yesterday). So I am always happy when I learn new ways of approaching them.


Today, in an excerpt from Gail Kendall’s DVD From Plate to Tureen: Slab and Coil Building, Gail shows us three great handle techniques (including the handles on the tureen shown here). This DVD was so fun to watch because Gail has such a good sense of what her material can and cannot do. She definitely has me inspired to try her slab/coil techniques – and this clip in particular has cured my “handle block.” – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.



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This clip was excerpted from
From Plate to Tureen: Slab and Coil Building with Gail Kendall, which is available the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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For more interesting handbuilding techniques, download your free copy of Five Great Handbuilding Techniques: Variations on Classic Techniques for Making Contemporary Handbuilt Pottery.


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