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manufactured handles

updated sat 18 nov 00


David Hendley on fri 17 nov 00

The Nettleship's cane handles are not manufactured.
They are made by human hands, formed inside
jigs, one at a time.

If an judge wants to arbitrarily reject them, and call them
'manufactured', well, that's the judge's prerogative.
I would, however, like to see the judge try to actually
use some of those 'gutsy' handles.
David Hendley
Maydelle, Texas

----- Original Message -----
From: mel jacobson
Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 4:57 AM
Subject: home made handles

| i was running through clay times this a.m. and came across the
| handle article by lana wilson. as usual, well written and informative.
| these handles are very beautiful, and the work of sheila clennell is
| remarkable.
| a quote by cynthia bringle did however, give me pause.
| (after being the judge of a show.)
| `i rejected almost every teapot with a manufactured handle, they
| did not fit.`, oh man, i am out of luck with
| cynthia. (i do have tremendous respect for cynthia bringle.)