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Attach the Handle to the Wheel-Thrown Mug
The handle is attached to the body of the mug that was thrown on the potter's wheel.

The handle is attached to the body of the mug that was thrown on the potter's wheel.

Photo © 2009 Beth E Peterson

After you have completed any wheel work on the mug's body, cut it free of the bat and allow it to dry to leather-hard. If you haven't already, determine what kind of handle you will make for the mug.

For this mug, I pulled a handle. Remember that you should make the handle soon after completing the body of the mug so that it will be stiff enough to attach to the leather-hard mug and still hold its arc.

Put the mug up to dry completely. If the handle is drying much faster than the body, loosely cover the mug with plastic.

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