Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ale Bowls

  Today, most people limit their drinking from bowls to the sipping of cereal milk, but there is a long tradition of drinking from bowls.  Ale bowls are a rich part of that tradition. I have done a little research … Continue reading

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Every Goose a Swan

WHEN all the world is young, lad, And all the trees are green; And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen; — Charles Kingsley, Young and Old Charles Kingsley’s simple wonderful lines of youthful optimism were running through my … Continue reading

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Gouge Choice

Nearly all of my work is left from the sharp edge of a paring gouge.  I discussed the process and tools in some detail in this post last year — and this one. Lately, I’ve received a few questions asking … Continue reading

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Weekend in New England

The folks at Plymouth CRAFT were kind enough to invite me to spend a July weekend by the shore — and I can bring my axe!  I’ll be teaching a weekend class in bowl carving, and I’m excited to see … Continue reading

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The Enduring Spoon Collection of Norman D. Stevens

To all spoon makers, past or present and known or unknown, throughout the world for providing us with basic utensils that may feed our body but are also often beautiful small sculptures that feed our mind and soul.  You bring … Continue reading

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