Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Handles


Here are some of my efforts to change up the mug handles a bit. These, I think are working pretty well - lots of the others seemed a little contrived. Maybe it's natural that things seem forced at first, since I am pushing past my comfort zone. I am reminded, however, that my standard handle became my standard for a reason: because it works well. Not that no other form could work well, but there are many more handle shapes that work poorly than well, and I seem to be trying all of them.

5 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

Inspiring handles, those. I always, always, always use the same basic handle. Gotta work on changing that. These are very nice.

Linda Starr said...

I wish I was near, the event would be so much fun seeing all the mugs finished. Love the new handles and the mugs too.

Jerry said...

I like the new handles as well, I think they all work..and I really like the mug on the left. The only thing gave me pause is the slip work on the middle mug. I am curious as to how that will feel on the lip. Can't wait to see more mugs!

Barbara Edwards said...

I just visited via Linda Starr's bloglist and I'm charmed by your new handles (especially the one on the right) and the idea of doing the same thing repeatedly leading to new discoveries, and the mug event itself. Looking forward to seeing/reading more about it.

Cheryl Alena Kinzel said...

Inspirational. I think part of my 100 mugs in 100 days is going to be to focus on handles as well as shape and texture.

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