Ceramic Tulip Spoon Rest
The Ceramic Tulip Spoon Rest is a simple hand built, terra cotta kitchen decoration (that is super useful) and very easy to make. A beginning ceramics student can complete this project and have a nice spoon rest to keep or to give as a gift. I made several to give as gifts (as well as keeping a couple for myself). The color is a combination of low fire glazes and underglazes. I had some starts and stops with the process, so I learned where to adjust and to correct my mistakes. I really like the way these turned out, and the recipients love them and use them every day.
Here are two completed tulip spoon rests. They look so bright and springy. They really cheer up a Pacific Northwest kitchen during the dark winter months. I used Amaco Fushia glaze over Amaco Cinnamon underglaze I like how the combination turned out.
A bit of a problem here. I mixed up an underglaze for a glaze. Oops. So I must pay closer attention!
This is the original underglaze design.
This is the underglaze base. It doesn’t look very exciting at this point. But the heat of the kiln will transform the surfaces to make the pieces into decorative kitchen objects with a glassy shine with easy to clean surfaces.