The hardest form to put a handle on is a big belly. You have to spring the handle out over the big belly. I don't like handles that stick out too far. I once saw these lovely little English sauce boats with a cap over the front of the gallery. I wasn't sure if it was an aesthetic decision or to keep the lid from falling out. This gave me an idea to put the cap at the back of my gallery which would give me some purchase to spring the handle. I made 5 Texan size teapots and gave it a try.