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25 Lbs of Turner Porcelain

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small plates and bowls-3lbs
cups-1lb 2oz
small cup-?

Here's what I did with that bag of TT porcelain that Tom gave me a couple of months(?) ago. Only problem is what am going to do about handles? Hahaha. I guess I'll have to sacrifice one of the pots! I plan on doing some more porcelain and doing a electric cone 6-7 firing in a week o so...


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I just wanted to share some pictures of the handles I just put on some jars. I put a couple on yesterday, maybe a bit too late, ouch.

So with the rest of the jars, still a little soft, I went ahead and attached them. What was I waiting for anyway? I guess it's a holdover from the old types of handles I make, that get pulled off the pots. These just get "laid" on and thumbed into place. So with my left hand inside the jars I used my right to do the thumbing.

By thumbing, I mean that use my thumb to smooth the handle into place after it has been set into position. I use a little water on my thumb for lube. Here is an archived post on handles. Today's handles weren't done exactly as in the archive, but close. I didn't add the coil on the top of the handles.