After yesterday’s post, I still wanted to do more with dots. This spoon is larger and could be used for a serving spoon. It is heavier, too, creating some concern about the glaze firing. I don’t think that my bead rack will be able to hold up the weight of the spoon during firing. I may need to invest in some stilts to hold them off of the shelves instead of hanging them from the bead rack. Today I am including more photos of the process of making the spoon as well as the finished product. There is one bonus pic of my manager inspecting my work. 🙂
I found inspiration for today’s spoon by looking at famous birthdays on this date. (What did we ever do before Google?) I was pleased to find Louis Braille’s birthday was today because I have always been fascinated with Braille. This spoon humbly commemorates his birthday with “Braille” spelled out in Braille on the handle. Please enjoy!
Thinking about the new year and new beginnings, brought to mind seeds sprouting. Each new year is like a fresh new seed bringing forth all of its hope and potential. These are still a little rough, but here I have brought the idea of a bright new seedling just starting out and I have applied it to the spoon project. I gave my family a pop quiz on what these were and they all guessed that they were sprouting seeds (well…someone guessed an ear at first, but we won’t count that).
I recently started experimenting with making different spoons with clay. They are intriguing in that they are very personal items that have the ability to bring art into every day life. Spoons are probably the first utensil used by babies and will be used their entire lives. My idea is this: Create one spoon a day for the entire year of 2015. 365 spoons is A LOT of spoons! Here is DAY 1!