Success! When designing this spoon I revisited a salt spoon that I made as my first piece of silverware back in 1999. It was a simple small spoon in form with a shallow round bowl and lightly pressed rectangular handle. Over the years I had always intended to improve on this design to make a teaspoon size bowl with a deeper and longer pressed stem. After having made some initial sketches on the teaspoon last year I moved on to making my tea caddy spoon with its triangular handle see earlier posts as this seemed to be a much more interesting venture and I could avoid the feeling of retreading on old ground. This also proved to be a good move as I learnt a great deal from the caddy spoon press-formings and this helped to inform the final look and character of the tea spoon when I started it this year. After some schoolboy errors and the odd little tweak I finally found the form that gave me the best satisfaction. The result is a deep hemispherical bowl that flows seamlessly into a straight tactile ’V’ section handle. Pressed from thin gilding l sheet it has a lightweight quality but due to the depth of the pressing the spoon is very robust and solid. The size of the bowl is perfect holding the correct measure of one teaspoon of sugar in a heaped scoop and the stem is long enough to rest gently above the rim of your mug. The spoon feels balanced in the hand and is comfortable to hold. I can’t wait to see how this will look and feel in silver.