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Brown Hand Painted Ceramic Spoon Rest from Turkey

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The perfect table setting needs the perfect bowl. Hand painted one brush stroke at a time, this bowl will wow friends and family members alike. They're the ideal size for ice cream, fruit, and cereal. 

Skilled artisans from small communities around Turkey, are known for their remarkable artistry. Using techniques that have been practiced for generations, they can achieve a stable income while celebrating the rich artistic heritage of the region. The relief method of decorating ceramics is one of those techniques. It's very complex and must be done patiently and slowly. The pigments are mixed with clay slip as well as glaze in a traditional formula. Using a special brush, the artist applies the pattern one line, dot, and flower at a time. The painted pieces are fired first at 850-950 degrees, then a second time after being coated with a mixture of quartz, glaze, and sodium carbonate. This second step is the tricky part to the process. If the heat is too low, the glaze will not convert and the ware will shine. If the heat is too high, the colors run, smudging the design. If the kiln cools too quickly, the glaze will crack. It's only at the perfect temperature for just the right amount of time, with a slow cool that their artistry shines through. 

  • Made by hand in Turkey
  • Hand painted ceramic
  • One spoon rest
  • Measures approximately 9-3/4" long x 3-3/4" wide 
  • Food safe
  • Hand wash 
  • Not for use in microwave
  • Since each spoon rest is painted individually, background color will be uniform, but design patterns will vary. 
  • Spoon rests pictured are representative of designs. For exact design choice, please email for availability at

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*Made by hand is uniquely beautiful. Our products are made by humans, not mass produced on automated machines. Minor imperfections and variations are to be expected as a characteristic of the artistry. Please appreciate these individualities for what they are, a maker pouring their heart and soul into a unique and beautiful piece of work for you.

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