If you’re looking for a simple project, why not a slab built spoon rest?
Roll out a 1/4 inch slab of clay. Use a flexible rib to smooth both sides in all directions.
I make a paper template of a fish and cut around it. Smooth all edges with your finger. Decorate with underglazes. I prop the head and tail with a small ball of clay and let it dry.
Bisque fire to cone 04. Coat with a clear glaze and fire to the recommended temperature for your clay body.
i give these as gifts with several wooden spoons.