Battle of the Bulge
The one challenge of making concave vessels is putting the handle on. I don’t like handles that stick way out from the pot. The other issue is uneven heating in the winter. If I place the handle on the rim as is my signature I often get cracking because the rim is drier than the rest of the pot. So I thought I’d place this little cap on the cup and the teapot as a place to spring the handle from. I’ve done it before( last winter) and it is yet another step in the process. I often see people that want a good “D” shape in their handle place them upside down on the edge of a table. I take a piece of newspaper and wet the one end. I place the dry end on the sticky handle pull it up to the “D” shape and attach the wet portion of the newsprint on the other side. Hey, I wonder if CM will give me $10 bucks for that trick? Winter is coming and I need the money.
Decorated with paper resist my red/blue slip and some local red clay(Queenston shale)
Speaking of battling the bulge I have been walking 5km on the Bruce Trail each day. Gotta lower my BMI. It’s a nice walk and I feel more energized.