The information provided in this video gives one an excellent training on pulling handles from the pot. Notice, how the handles are formed and stiffened before they are attached to the piece for pulling. The handles is compressed at the top giving it strength and extra clay to form an attachment. There is a point where he turns the pot as he is attaching the bottom of the handle and this give it a very natural look. Notice Simon Leach’s attention to detail in shaping the handle so that it becomes seemingly a part of the piece rather than something stuck onto it. There is a point where he give is a little lift so that it maintains its shape and strength. A video well worth watching!
Based in Spain, Simon Leach offers a range of unique hand thrown Jars, Table vases, porcelain, bowls, pots, bottles, plates and tea bowls. You can view his website at http://www.simonleachceramics.com/
If in Spain, Take a Simon Leach Workshop!
Simon holds regular courses at his workshop in Vall d’Alba – nestled amongst almond groves in a small community with a thriving village just a mile away. This region of eastern Spain is relatively undiscovered and has mountains and hillsides to explore, a mild, dry climate, with unspoilt beaches 30 minutes drive away. The ‘El Cid’ countryside will appeal to artists and fossil hunters alike with many dry riverbeds to wander through – We can offer non potting partners a holiday at the same time.
Simon can teach all levels of students from beginners through to post graduates wishing to perfect a particular area of their throwing. Get more information about Simon Leach Workshops.
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