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Published Nov 29, 2023

I typically think of trimming chucks as nuclear-cooling-tank-shaped cylinders that vases or teapots are put into for trimming. But Mike Jabbur's chucks are a bit different. Mike makes tall, narrow chucks that actually fit inside the pots that are being trimmed, thus protecting the active walls of his vessels.

Have a look at this excerpt from our compilation video Getting Creative with Spouts and Handles, to see how these smart chucks work.- Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor


This clip was excerpted from Getting Creative with Spouts and Handles, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Daily Shop!

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**First published in 2014.