Spoons are traditional wooden utensils designed to stir, mix, scoop, strain, measure, shovel, spread and generally spoon around!
People bond with their spoons on sooo many different levels, they are in our blood as surely as they are the most ancient tools humans have used. Since the first apes shoved sticks in termite mounds hominids have had a love affair with the design and use of this wooden utensil. In our own lifetime it is the first tool we are taught to use, and who doesn’t have a Spoon made of wood in their kitchen?
Whether it’s cracking the shell of a boiled egg, supping soup or broth, measuring a scoop of tea or coffee, these tools are used the world over, they are a true symbol of our wood culture, and it is that interaction that is the key to their success. They dance and sing around a kitchen, and my axe and knife dance around a piece of wood to make them.
What was once a solution to a problem has now become a project in it’s own right!
Spoons that I particularly liked I used to increase the price so that they’d stay on the shelf for longer. The problem was despite the increased price they kept selling first , and I felt embarrassed to just keep increasing the price, so I started carving words on them to put people off, such as “plank” or “battery”, it seems a bit silly but I really like it.
So these spoons are now going to be offered online in an attempt to encourage me to use my website!! I expect them to be around once a week. Each spoon will be a one off in as much as I consider them particularly special and that each one will have a different word or phrase which I won’t carve onto another spoon again, that along with the videos should create a nice archive of my work.
- Address Hackney Road,London
- Website http://barnthespoon.com/
- Category Alt Art, Alt Gifts, Alt Home
- Location London, UK
- Tags handcarved, handmade, kitchen, kitchenalia, quirky, spoons, wood
- By Ceeaych
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org