I have started again, this time I want to make mainly cooking spoons, serving, teaspoons maybe forks. A spoon a day for 2 months see what happens.
Wood used holly and ash, paint is milk paint, finished with tung oil.
I hollowed out a thick chunk of oak 400mm x 400mm with hand carved oak pins, the colourful spoons come out very nice I think. Nice idea for a tray as well.
Keyhole hangsystem on the back.
Norman Stevens collects 9inch long teaspoons from all over the world. His first book is called 'A gathering of spoons', next book 'A appreciation of spoons' will be out soon. I was asked by him to make a tea spoon. I used pear wood from a tree that my late dad planted long ago. The wood means a lot to me. I feel honoured with this commission.
Ash and Pear used, up to now I have made 7Cawl spoons ,3dessert spoons, 7 yoghurt spoons and 2 Victoria eating spoons. The Ash comes from Aber Mawr woods, you might find a spoon over Easter in the woods, I am going to hide one there somewhere.
A spoon a day, and a few bowls time till the 10th of April.
The wood used from left to right: Pear, sycamore, pear, ash, pear, sycamore, ash, pear, sycamore.
I just finished this personalised order for Katie, thank you Katie it was a real joy to have worked on.
Spalted birch, apple, blackthorn, pear, pear, blackthorn, beech.