Wednesday, February 08, 2012

spoons

It's difficult to pinpoint where the spoons first crossed my radar. It must be nearly 6 months now, that I've been aware of the seemingly increasing trend in ceramic spoons. I admired them, coveted them, but didn't want to make my own; don't be a copycat, I told myself. But I kept seeing them, finding them more and more lovely. Suddenly I thought: no one can copyright a spoon and my skills are relatively fledgling, no one will notice or mind if I make a few.
 So I sketched.
And I made.
[spoons cut from thin slab of clay and hand pinched into shape]


 I love.

However; I have no idea if they will hold their form during firing to 1270c? Are they small enough to evade slumping? I will certainly only glaze the top sides just in case...

[one other small motivation to this - perhaps if I put spoons in my bowls, unimaginative people will stop asking me 'what would I do with this bowl...?']

Thursday: Our Creative Spaces + Mud Colony.

9 comments:

  1. They are beautiful. Hope they hold their shape for you.

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  2. WOW they are so awesome !!!

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  3. great work! had to check your shop immediately! The decorated mugs are beautiful!!!

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  4. Hey Katy, great post !Thanks for all the photos ,and sharing your ticking brain process !! Love the baby teeney weeney spoons...

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  5. I'm like you I've always wanted to make spoons, and I did make two soup spoons but they were thick and the handle wasn't long enough and I couldn't figure out how to glaze both sides so I put them on the back burner. I love how you've shown your process in your sketch book and then how you are making them your own with your feathers. Great work and spoons.

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