Friday, January 23, 2009
( ) ) versus ) ( ) handles
(mugs by Gary Rith, Gary Rith's hand by God and his mom and dad, gold wedding ring that had belonged to his wife's grandmother in the 1920s).
My wife's grandmother may have had huge German fingers, or I have tiny little fingers, or maybe both. YES, my wedding ring was hers 70-80 years ago, and it is too big for my left hand. But that's not my point.
SO I am making these loop handles these days, and you can see the light green footed mugs on the bottom with turtle or frog really work well with a loop handle. But then I asked how about a mug that is shaped ( ) or the same size mug shaped ) (
Look at the diagram! Even my small fingers can barely fit the mug that is ( )) versus the mug that is ) ( ) !!!!!! Do you see my point here?
So, for this type of handle, you have to make sure there is plenty of room for fingers.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 6:12 AM