This spoon is pretty large compared to most I have been making. And, in expectation of spring to soon be here…a bee on the handle. 🙂
Spoon formed in two parts. Bowl part is a pinch pot and the handle is a long rectangular slab rolled up into a tube. (That reminds me, I need to poke a tiny hole in it so that it doesn’t explode in the kiln!) It was then painted with black underglaze (3 coats) and the designs were then carved into the leather hard clay. Reminds me of zentangles!
I started to make a cat spoon tonight, but I felt silly posting it. So I went for the safe thing and made a very simple spoon with a cinnamon roll swirl on the handle. I am also including some up close shots of some of the spoons that came out of the kiln yesterday. I am really happy with how the firing went.
I am so pleased with today’s kiln opening! Everything came out well; no problems in the firing. That. Never. Happens. So needless to say….SUPER HAPPY!!
Today’s spoon, #36, is a small scoop. Handbuilt from a small slab. The scoop part is all one piece with two cuts and folded in on itself. Then a flat strip for the handle. I tried to get Harry to pose with the scoop, but he was convinced that I was up to no good!
Lots of pictures today, spoon first and then all the kiln opening pics.
Looks like a spoon and bowl for guacamole or salsa! I didn’t plan it that way, but that is what I’m thinking it is. 🙂 The spoon has a hollow handle made from two pinch pots put together and then a spoon bowl attached. The bowl is a pinch pot with scrolled feet attached. The dot pattern is created by a small slender shell.
I wasn’t very happy with yesterday’s “Love Knot” spoon. So I thought about how I could do it differently to achieve a better outcome. I was more careful about keeping the lines parallel and instead of treating the clay coil like a piece of yarn, I laid it all out and then cut the parts that needed to go behind and then joined them again in the proper place. This is probably confusing. I hope that the pictures can tell the tale.