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!
I am having fun with the theme of spoon + companion that has been going on yesterday and today. I may keep with that trend for a bit. For your viewing pleasure, here are a polka dot spoon and bowl. Nice for a bowl of ice cream.
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!
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!
Here we have my lovely assistant displaying the small scoop of the 26th day of the year. It is late and I am feeling a little silly. 🙂
Texture madness! Is it Big BIrd? Is it a hedgehog? We may never know. All I know for sure is that it took a very long time and probably won’t survive the kiln. 🙂
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!
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. 🙂