Maria Provenzano shares a creative use for clay to bring new life to your serving ware.
DIY Clay Servingware
- Oven-bake clay
- Metal serving utensils
- Rolling pin
- Utility or x-acto knife
- Polymer clay sealant
- Parchment paper
- Baking pan
To Create the Spiral Version:
- Roll the clay in your hands to soften it.
- Working on a covered surface, roll the clay out to make a long string even in thickness. Do not use any powder to roll this out because it could prevent to the clay from sticking to the utensil. PRO TIP: If the clay roll gets too long, cut it because it will become uneven.
- Attach the clay to the spoon by wrapping it on a diagonal. Start at the top of the handle, the part closest to the bowl of the spoon.
- Continue wrapping until the entire handle is tightly wrapped.
- Once you are at the end of the spoon, pinch the clay to cover the entire end and to secure the clay. PRO TIP: you can use super glue to secure any areas that you think didn’t adhere properly after baking.
To Create the Fall Marble Version:
- Roll out at least three different colors of clay into long strips. Squeeze the long strips together and twist them so that it looks like licorice.
- Fold the clay and roll out into a long strip again, repeat until well-marbled.
- Place the clay onto a non-stick covered surface and use a rolling pin to roll the clay out into a long rectangle long enough to cover the spoon.
- Sandwich the flattened clay onto the spoon handle to secure it on and cut off any excess clay.
- Use your hands to press the clay securely onto the spoon and seal the seam.
To Bake Your Clay Serveware:
- Place your serving ware on a parchment paper-covered pan.
- Bake according to the instructions on the clay package. Usually, this is 15 minutes per ¼” of thickness at 275 degrees.
- Apply the sealant to the clay according to the instructions once it has cooled completely. Allow the sealant to cure and enjoy!