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bob hamm and handles

updated thu 12 oct 00


Karen Sullivan on tue 10 oct 00

I agree with your working comments, but I have found that with attaching
handles, knobs, all...the faster I attached the less problems I have with
cracking...As soon as the mug is stiff enough to handle the weight of a
handle without turning into an oval, I get the handle on...
My theory is that clay dries from the surface in...scoring is an attempt to
open the barrier created by clay drying... so I attach quickly. Even
porcelain cups and attachments work this way with no cracks...
bamboo karen