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A handle or no handle? The great cup debate.

Here’s something I had never considered before becoming a potter: There are folks who believe that cups should have handles, and folks who are just fine — prefer it even! — with a handle-less cup.

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I used to lean heavily on the pro-handle side, because I’m obsessed with making a good handle. But! I started making beautifully textured pots, and I tell ya, wrapping your hand around a surface like that feels so good.

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So weigh in on this argument: For your preffered cup situation, handle or no handle? Or does it vary? Tea in a handled mug, but espresso in a handle-less tumbler?