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Making handles

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Handles-2.mp4  (Please excuse the blurred video, I forgot to get the shot in focus first!) There are a variety of ways to make your handles. This is just one of the ways I make handles for my smaller mugs. This method of making handles is …

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Attaching handles

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Handles-3.mp4 I leave my mugs in a damp cupboard so they can’t dry too much before I  attach their handles. Generally the handles and the mugs need to be at the same ‘softer than leather hard stage’ for the handles to be attached while still …

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Throwing bowls

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Blog-9-5-22-Bowl.mp4 If you have ever wondered how a bowl is made, then this video will give you some insight. First the clay is centered on the bat (wooden round thing) by working the clay up and down. This is also the time to remove all …

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Throwing mugs

https://www.seasideliving.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/New-st-mugs.autosave.mp4  In this video I am throwing mugs. Just a small amount of clay is needed to produce a good sized coffee/ tea mug. The clay is centered on the wheel bat and then the clay is opened up before it is lifted gradually to …