I made Taos Spoon Rest from slab-rolled stoneware clay. I cut the template to a size that can serve several purposes: Spoon rest, salt and pepper shaker tray, small tray for cheese or butter, soap dish.
The glaze “Taos” consists of overlapping blue, green, cream, and gold glazes. And the technique I have developed for dipping, pouring, and now daubing, glazes often results in a dynamic reference to landscape that I feel is the spirit of Northern New Mexico: Blue sky, green pinons and sage, cream clouds, and gold sunshine. Sometimes an animal, butterfly, or hidden figure appears.
Taos Spoon Rest fits conveniently on the stove or dinner table. Use it to rest your cooking or serving spoon; or, serve butter, cheese, or sushi. Buy a handful and stack them like plates. And they are dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe. (Allow a refrigerated dish to come to room temperature before placing it into a hot oven or microwave.)
8″Long x 5″ Wide. Makes a great gift for birthday, holiday, house warming, and any occasion. Give the gift of handmade pottery and jump start a collections; or, rtart building your collection!
2200 degrees F in a conventional electric kiln.