Two-Finger Mug Handle Forms
Want to make a mug handle that creates the perfect comfortable grip?
Our Two-Finger Mug Handle Form has been designed in collaboration with Joe Thompson at 'Old Forge Creations'. The stepped D-shape of the Handle Form enables you to make an ergonomic, two-finger handle grip. Fingers naturally lock into place around the handle, while exerting minimal grip strength.
These Two-Finger Mug Handle Forms are made from 30mm thick MDF, enabling you to make a good, sturdy, reliable width of handle. We sell them in sets of 5, or 10, so you can make matching sets of mugs that have the same size and shape of handle.
How to use the Hartley & Noble Mug Handle Pottery Form.
- This form is designed for making mug handles separately from the mug body. It helps you to create a consistent shape and size more easily and quickly.
- Pull, extrude or cut your handles as you normally would.
- Once you have the desired number of handles, drape them over the Mug Handle Pottery Forms.
- Allow them to dry to leather hard consistency (aim to match the dryness to that of the mug body).
- Trim and shape to desired finish - using the Pottery Form as a guide.
- Score and slip the ends as per standard technique, and then attach the handle to the mug body.
- Cover with plastic for 24 hours and dry slowly/evenly to keep the dryness between the mug and the handle as equal as possible.
- If you want to make a different shaped handle you can use this Pottery Form as a drying aid and then apply the handle to the mug body at a slightly damper consistency, allowing for a degree of manual shape manipulation.
Photo Credit to Joe Thompson at Old Forge Creations - for more helpful handle-tips head to Joe's blog - Old Forge Creations Blog on Comfortable mug-handles
Edit Product Code:017
Edit Product Manufacturing Category:Form - Square Edge Rounded Base
Product Manufacturing Category:Form - Square Edge Rounded Base
Brand:Hartley & Noble