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Workshop: Get a Handle on Handles with Suzy Dunser

Tuesday 4th October 2022

Handles can be a signature feature of a potter’s work, but people often avoid them, so they don’t ruin what has been until that point a “good” pot. Whether you’re still getting to grips with centering or you’re already otherwise a pretty confident thrower – this workshop is for you.

Participants will learn how to pull a strap, and how to use it to make several styles of handle for a jug, mug, or teapot. The workshop will also cover the use of pulled straps to make handles for lids and crocks, and how to use straps to make feet for platters, boxes, etc. Beyond the basic strap, attendees will learn how to pull a handle on the pot, and how to alter and stretch coils of clay to create decorative handles.

Bisque firing of finished pieces can be arranged for an additional cost. Details will be available at the workshop.

If possible, participants should bring the following: leather hard pot(s) (optional) or bottle/jar to practise on, towel, needle tool, small paintbrush (optional), and other clay tools as desired.

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

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October 4


2.30pm - 5.30pm


Richmond & surrounds


Craft Potters
202 Ranzau Road, Hope

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

General Admission $150

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Ph. 03 548 4640

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