365 Spoons in 2015: Day 30, Feather Friday

Simple small spoon with feather motif. #30 in my 365 Clay Spoons in 2015 Challenge…335 to go! You can also follow me on Instagram (sonyajpenn), and Facebook (Sonya Penn – Clay); there are links on this blog to make it easier to find. I would love for you to join me on this journey. Happy Friday, Y’all!

 

0130151856 0130151856a 0130151856b

365 Spoons in 2015: Day 28, Salt Cellar

One of these days, I will do the daily spoon thing EARLY in the day! Tonight, I got wrapped up in other things and was about to call it a night, when I realized that I hadn’t yet done today’s spoon. Never fear. I did make a spoon of the day. I had been thinking earlier about making a small spoon to go with a salt cellar. I have seen these, but I have never used one before. Fancy!0129150024 0129150025

365 Spoons in 2015: Day 27, Coffee Scoop

You may wonder why my spoons and scoops have such thick handles. The reason is simple. I make the handles a bit more sturdy to prevent breakage. Ceramic spoons are more delicate than wooden or metal spoons. They need to be handled gently. So, I add a little extra material in order to make them stronger.

I hope that this week I will be able to share some completed, glazed spoons with everyone. I got some new ceramic rods that fit on the bead rack in my kiln. These, theoretically, will support the weight of my spoons so that I can have glaze over the entire piece. We shall see if they are indeed stronger than the high temp wire I have been using!

 

0127152215 0127152216 0127152216a

365 Spoons in 2015: Day 21; Larry, is that you?!

I must have put four different handles on today’s spoon before settling on this one that looks decidedly like a cucumber. It is a puffy, hollow handle with bumps. (A texture gotten by rolling the clay on a pegboard.) I’m thinking that this guy is going to need to be chartreuse and purple. Nothing else will suit him!

01211523070121152307aIMG_20150121_231402

 

And for those who are wondering…the “Larry” in the title of the post is in reference to a certain cartoon veggie that goes by that name. 🙂