Handmade ceramic spoons. A little tutorial.
Its been in my head for a bit to make some spoons. Inspired by the amazing spoons of Julie Whitmore and Diana Fayt. Their spoons are truly works of art.
I have a small salt jar with a ceramic spoon that I purchased from Anthropologie (I know, I know) a couple of years ago. I love it. The little spoon is so sweet. Every time I use it, I swear that I will make my own spoons.
And finally, I did!
I made some bisque molds. I used the ceramic spoon mentioned above to get the general shape that I wanted.
These steps took a little trial and error. That first photo has WAY too much clay, but you get the idea. Take some clay, push it into the mold.
Clean up and refine. This was a little tricky. I expected the bisque mold to "hold" the clay, but it did not. It easily released the spoon. So it was a challenge to keep the spoon in the mold while I worked on cleaning the shape up.
I used mishima to decorate the spoons. A technique that I have been wanting to explore. And the small surface of the spoons was perfect.
Ta-da! Some finished spoons!