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Handle Maker

Form handles for clayware and pour the slips into the molds.

What does a Handle Maker do?

Forms handles for clayware by either of following methods: Pours slip into mold. Cuts pugged clay to specified size, and places into segmented mold. Assembles and presses mold segments together by hand. Opens valve of supply line and fills mold with slip. Places mold on drying rack. Opens mold and removes hardened handle. Trims and scrapes handles to remove excess clay, using knife. Cleans molds with airhose.