I started with a ball of clay about 1" in diameter.
Next, I did some preliminary shaping, forming the handle of the scoop.
To form the bowl of the spoon, I held the preliminary shape in the palm of my hand, and pressed the knuckles of my index finger into the ball on the end of the handle. Here you see the scoop after I've formed the bowl.
So the spoons and scoops would maintain their shape, I supported them in condiment cups while they dried.
I wanted a rustic, primitive look so I did minimal sanding. I painted them with acrylic paints in a variety of vivid colors and added some easy designs. These little scoops and spoons definitely brighten my salt counter.