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.
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.