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I've watched her make scoops and it is very elaborate but they turn out lovely. I do small serving spoons not scoops. I extrude a handle and roll out the bowl part. Extrude, cut to length, roll, use a round cutter to cut the bowl, attach the bowl to the handle, poke a hole in the end and pretty much call it a day. I'm not making "artsy" spoons yet just simple ones to add to my hostess sets. I sell mine for $10 but as I said they are very basic no design work except a texture rolled into the handle or a transfer applied to the bowl part, oh and no hand painting.

 

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I tried spoons this year. Made a bisque mould by pressing a wooden spoon into a thick slab, then used it as a slump mould. Like pugaboo I merely textured the handles. They were tricky to fire as I wanted all - over glaze. I sponged off a patch under the bowl and rested this (precariously) on ceramic stilts. Firing coincided with a major kiln failure, so the glaze flew off all over the place! They were such a faff (and believe me I do a lot of faffing!) to make, that I just dumped them and decided not to pursue that idea again! No photos of the results but this is the bisque mould.

Just found a picture that shows them before glaze firing.

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Here are some pictures. The exaggerated curve is so the spoon will hook over the edge of the scalloped edge bowl. The spoons are 6 inches or less in length making it easy to hang on my bead rack. You can see an example of the bead racks in the kiln under another heading.

 

You can in the one picture here how I use the hole that I hang the spoons from in the kiln to make a nice way of adding my info/price tag for the set.

 

I also made a bisque spoon mold but it was more work than using the extruder like I do for these.

 

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