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!