For the handle, I rolled a clay snake out and cut it to the length I wanted my handle. I shaped it like half of a heart, heat gunned it to the same dryness as the cup. Lastly, I slipped and scored both the ends of the handle and where the handle was going to be placed on the mug, and joined the two together.
For my saucer, I used a template too. I rolled a slab, and cut around the template. Then, I heat gunned the plate until it was leather hard so that I could refine it. I made sure the edges of the plate didn't have ridges, and I thinned the edges by shaving them on an angle with a needle tool.