In between bowls, I came upon a few good branch crooks that I’ve carved into spoons — two in cherry and two in rhododendron. They’re all straight from the knife and treated with flaxseed (pure linseed) oil. The lettering and chip carving on all of them was done with my pen knife. They’re all serving/cooking spoons, way too big for eating spoons. I’ll mention each spoon’s unique characteristics with the photos below. Rather than listing them separately on my website, I’ll offer them right here in the blog post. If you’d like to purchase one, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All prices include shipping in the U.S. Orders outside of the U.S. will pay an additional shipping charge, but it’s not usually too high for small items like spoons. I’ll get back to you to confirm, and you can pay by mailing a check or through paypal.
Spoon #1 (below): I carved “Tiramisu” into the handle of this cherry spoon. Most people know it as the name for a dessert, but I thought it also appropriate for the handle of a spoon. Tiramisu is Italian for “pick me up” or “lift me up.” 9 1/4″ x 3″ $155 includes shipping. SOLD
Spoon #2 (below): “Fabas indulcet fames” is the Latin proverb meaning “Hunger sweetens the beans.” Whether one is focused on the literal or figurative meaning, I like the reminder on a cooking and serving spoon. After I cut the letters, I experimented with this rhododendron spoon by texturing the surface around the letters with the filed end of a small bolt. I held the spoon in my lap and repeatedly moved around the “stamp”, hitting it with a small hammer. 13″ x 2 3/4″ $155 includes shipping. SOLD
Spoon #3 (below): This spoon comes right out with it in English: “Hold Me.” Cherry 10″ x 2 1/2″ $155 includes shipping. SOLD
Spoon #4 (below): This rhododendron spoon is non-verbal. Chip-carved handle. 9 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ $90 includes shipping. SOLD