How to make clay salt spoons

Tutorial for making clay salt spoons

Embrace the artisan movement by crafting Teri Muncey’s clay salt spoons.

Handmade ceramics are everywhere, from our Insta feeds to our TV screens, and we like it. If you fancy the idea of trying your hand at pottery, give these mini clay spoons a go.

Teri’s designed these to be used with salt and pepper dishes, but you can easily create a set of measuring spoons if you’re feeling adventurous. Shape the spoon heads around those from an existing set of measuring spoons, then paint the measurement on the handle to label each one.

Clay salt spoons by Teri Muncey in action

You’ll need

  • FIMO Soft Clay in White
  • Clay knife
  • Paint brush
  • Porcelain paint (we used Marabu Porcelain)
  • Baking tray

How to make the spoons

Step one

Cut a slice of FIMO. We used a 350g block to make 12 spoons, but the amount needed depends on the size spoon you want to make.

Tutorial for clay salt spoons — step 2a

Tutorial for clay salt spoons — step 2b

Step two

Split the slice in half and roll one half into a ball. Roll the other half into a long cylinder shape – this will form the spoon handle.

Step three

Press your thumb into the ball, working the clay out to create a hollow area for the spoon head.

Tutorial for clay salt spoons — step 4

Step four

Join the head and handle together, spreading the clay in both directions at the join so it looks as seamless as possible.

Step five

Finish creating the spoon head, working the clay to the desired shape, and making sure the bottom still stays rounded.

Tutorial for clay salt spoons — step 6

Step six

Repeat Steps one to five to make the rest of your spoons, then place on a lined baking tray and bake for 30 minutes at 110°C/230°F/Gas mark ¼. Leave to cool completely.

Tutorial for clay salt spoons — step 7

Step seven

Paint with the patterns of your choice. We used dots and stripes, and mixed paints to achieve the blush pink shade. You may need to apply more than one coat – leave to dry in between each one, then leave to dry thoroughly before using to make sure it’s food safe.


Designer and blogger Teri MunceyAbout Teri Muncey

Teri is a designer and blogger living in West London. She works from her cosy flat and spends her free time dreaming up new craft tutorials for her website, drinking copious amounts of loose leaf tea and cooking up a storm.