How do you put a handle on a pottery mug?
Score the bottom of the handle and add a little water to the scored area on the mug. Then push the bottom of the handle onto the mug and smooth out with your finger. Now you can rest the mug on the large sponge and use you modeling tool to smooth out as much of the connections as possible.
What makes a good mug handle?
A good mug handle is generally at least 1 inch wide at the upper attachment point, and might taper to a little less than that at the midpoint. As another simple guideline, there should be a correlation between the thickness of the rim and the average thickness of the handle.
How do you make a clay slip?
To make your slip, simply drop some clay scraps in your blender, add just enough water to cover it, and let it sit overnight. Then blend it up the next morning. If it’s too thin, add more clay…. too thick, add a little water.
How much do regular mugs hold?
Typically, a mug holds approximately 240–350 ml (8–12 US fl oz; 8.3–12.5 imp fl oz) of liquid. A mug is a less formal style of drink container and is not usually used in formal place settings, where a teacup or coffee cup is preferred. Shaving mugs are used to assist in wet shaving.
How do you remove a ceramic mug handle?
To remove the handle from a ceramic mug, you need a hammer and a chisel. The chisel blade should be wider than the handle you are removing. Protect your work surface with newspaper or similar to catch any pieces of ceramic. It is also worth wearing eye protection for this stage.