How to Create a Functional, Ornamental Handle

Jazz up your handles with this simple, yet effective technique!

Ornamental Handle

Handles are something I struggled with for a long time. Once I started to get my handles the way I wanted, I realized that my pieces as a whole looked better. Another example of how paying attention to all the details in a piece can make a world of difference.

In this video, Martha Grover shows how she “fancies” up a pulled handle to make it look perfect (and function well) on one of her elegant butter boxes. – Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor.


This clip was excerpted from Creating Curves with Clay, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop!

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Ornamental HandleTo learn more about Martha Grover or to see more images of her work, please visit

**First published in 2014.

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