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Upright Pottery Spoon Rest Project

A few years ago I purchased an upright spoon rest from a book party a friend of mine had. I absolutely love the way it holds the spoon, and it takes up less room on my stove.

Unfortunately, a few months ago, I dropped the ceramic piece of the spoon rest and it broke. Let me just say this... it didn't take long for me to realize how much I was going to miss it!

So, what choice did I have than to buy a new one right? Wrong!!! I am a potter... why couldn't I come up with a design to make an upright spoon rest out of clay?

Grab your coffee and follow me to the studio if you want to make one yourself.Here is a list of things you will need to make your own upright spoon rest:

  • Clay
  • Needle Tool
  • Sponge/Water
  • Ruler
  • Circlular Object

Now let's make a spoon rest!

  • Roll a slab of clay to roughly 1/8" thickness
  • Using a bowl, lid, etc... as a template, cut out a 5-5 1/2" circle with your needle tool


  • Use a ruler to cut a handle roughly 1 1/2" wide and 10" long
  • Shape the handle if you want
  • Smooth the edges of both pieces with a damp sponge
  • Place the handle over a dowel rod to give it a rounded edge then



  • Bend the handle roughly 2" from the end and stand it up against something that will help hold the shape. I used a glass jar.
  • Place the circular piece over a round object in order to create a lip on the base


  • Place the base in front of the upright handle and cut two slits as shown below


  • Now, trim the center piece as shown
  • Score/slip both pieces where they meet and attach them together


  • Wrap the ends of the base around the back of the handle and secure them
  • Once you've attached the pieces, set the entire piece on a shelf to dry propped up against something to keep it stable


  • Fire and glaze according to the clay and glaze specifications


These spoon rests are a perfect wedding gift, birthday gift, etc... So put your talent to work and make a few for yourself and to share with your friends and family!

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