Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rope-Textured Handles

I had a request in the comments of an earlier post to see how I made these twist-textured handles. They are in the top 10 Easiest Things in the World! I just rolled out a square slab (less than 1/4 inch thick), then used the corner of a small trimming tool to cut a pattern of diagonal lines in the surface. After that piece is bisqued. it can be used as a rolling-plate to make spiral textured handles, like so:



Nancy Blokland said...

ooh, what a good idea, I will be using this one, thank you

Nolo Facere Insipida said...

Yup, the best techniques are often the easiest. In my years of ceramica I have seen a lot of techniques and done a lot of techniques but this one escaped me. Thanks you.