Today, In a clip from his full-length DVD, Get a Handle On It, Tony Clennell demonstrates a couple of great methods for making attractive coil-built handles for functional pottery. Tony shows us simple processes for adding texture that help to take the handle from just a utilitarian necessity to an aesthetically integrated part of a piece.


We’ve included an example of a finished piece below. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.





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This clip was excerpted from Get a Handle on It!, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore!

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The handle on the piece to the left was made using the corrugated cardboard texturing technique that Tony demonstrates in today’s video. Tony Clennell and his wife Sheila operate Sour Cherry Pottery in Beamsville, Ontario, Canada. See


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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