I center it and throw a ring. The ring is thicker at the bottom and thinner at the top.
Here's a view of the cross-section. I cut it in half to make two handles.
I place it on the work table and kinda shape it to how I will want it to look.
I score the pot where the handle will go and wet it with a sponge. Scoring is definitely needed.
I place the thrown handle on the pot and compress the seams with my fingers.
I then compress the ends of the handle and push them into the pot. The sponge is your friend.
A little finish work with the thumb smooths out any blemishes the sponge has created.
I've been adding an extra decorative thumb print to the side of the handle. Like I said, these handles are kinda new to me and experimentation is fun.
Here's a finished handle on this big ole pot. I hope it doesn't crack. It shouldn't since I compressed it thoroughly and I will dry it somewhat slowly.