The Middleport Pottery of Burgess and Leigh (opened 1888)  



 Cup handle cutter


Location 12 on the index diagram


We are still in the cup shop - the handles which are cast into the plaster moulds need to be trimmed to remove the flash and surplus clay end to ensure every handle is the same size.

The 'green' handle is trimmed in the jig shown below.

Handles in a plaster mould
Handles in a plaster mould
The 'flash' can be seen around the handles


Cup handle cutter jig



Previous is handle being applied to a cup
Next is a handle being fettled and placed in the jig 

You can skip the handle section of the tour and go
straight to the flatware shop: - skip handles

questions/comments/contributions? email: Steve Birks