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Published Feb 25, 2022


There have been many times in my pottery-making days when I have wished I had an extra hand (or two!). One of those times is when I have been trying to create a nice pulled handle for a larger piece, but traditional handle pulling was too cumbersome. Sure, I could handbuild a handle, but sometimes you just want that pulled look.

In today’s post, an excerpt from her video Altering Surface and Form in Freshly Thrown Pots, Gay Smith shares how she solved this very problem. Enjoy! - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor


This clip was excerpted from Altering Surface and Form in Freshly Thrown Pots, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

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**First published in 2016.