I’m loving this Chinese soup spoon! It has a generous, self-supporting bowl; perfect for slurping noodles. It also uses black underglaze that has been scraped away (sgraffito). This will be glazed with a clear glaze and the final result will be a stark, black and white design.
Mid-size spoon with my reluctant model/helper. Even though he is sure that I am going to give him medicine or some such, he still contributes an adorable factor. He steals the show!
Experimenting with a more narrow neck. I think it may make it fragile, but I will try it out.
Valentine’s day spoonage: Clay spirals,sliced into a wedge shape and spoon bowl attached.
Spoon with large textured bowl and small loop handle.
Small, hollow spoon. Created from two flat slabs of clay and gently made to be rounded. Then joined together to form the spoon. I know, I know…I should have taken pictures of the process…my explanation is definitely lacking.
Simple textured smallish clay spoon, with stamped sprigs applied at neck. My family wanted me to make today’s spoon a tribute to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but I haven’t read it and I didn’t have any idea where to start with that…so I’ll just say that today is day number 42, the answer to life, the universe and everything. So long, and thanks for all the fish!
I love the background for these shots. It is an old school desk from Grainger County, TN, where my mom went to school as a girl. The boys used to bring pocket knives to school and whittle away at the desk when they were bored. The spoon is formed from one piece of clay and is solid. I hope that it doesn’t explode as thick clay is wont to do. I love the simplicity of this one.