365 Spoons in 2015: Day 5

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 rolled out a small slab.
I rolled out a small slab.
Cut it into a rectangle and smoothed the edges.
Cut it into a rectangle and smoothed the edges.
Added texture.
Added texture.
Carefully rolled it up and used slip to secure the joint.
Carefully rolled it up and used slip to secure the joint.
Quick inspection by my manager.
Quick inspection by my manager.
Small ball of clay to make the spoon part...it must have a special name...I will have to look that up later.
Small ball of clay to make the spoon part…it must have a special name…I will have to look that up later.
Forming the small pinch pot.
Forming the small pinch pot.
Almost ready to attach.
Almost ready to attach.
Secured with slipping and scoring.
Secured with slipping and scoring.
Ready to dry!
Ready to dry!

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365 Spoons in 2015, Day 4: Happy 206th Birthday, Louis Braille!

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!

 

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Day 3: Sprouting a New Beginning

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).

 

 

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New Year Challenge: A Spoon a Day, 365 Spoons in 2015!

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!

 

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