Porcelain factory: fixing handles

#Picture Number ST205

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Victorian illustration to download showing a worker in a porcelain factory fixing handles to jugs. He sits on a stool by a bench where the vessels are standing; above him finished jugs stand on a shelf. The handle was formed by pressing clay into a mould, and was fixed to a cup or jug when both were in the ‘green state’, between wet and dry, using slip (a creamy mixture of clay and water). This scene was sketched at the Royal Porcelain Works, Worcester, 1843.