Natural beauty that is useful every day
I’ve loved the look and feel of wood my entire life. Check out my portfolio to see some of my favorite projects. I use to make lots of wooden boxes. Once, my brother, who was a master carpenter, found some rare American Chestnut boards from an 1800’s cabin attic floor. Her gave me some and I made a box for him. We didn’t have much in common, but we sure shared a love of wood.
I started making spoons the first of September 2019 after seeing a local spoon-maker at a mountain craft fair. I bought a wormy Maple cook spoon and that started my spoon journey. The tools are simple: Granfors Bruks carving ax, sloyd knife, drawknife, and spoon knife. No power tools! No noise. Just pulling the spoon out of the wood. I learn something from every spoon I make. Hidden knots, twists, interesting grain, all kinds of variables. All the wood I’ve used is locally found. I love to highlight the grain of each spoon.
Let me know if you are interested in any spoons I’ve made.