Sunday, 12 October 2014

Silver Birch serving spoons

I love Birch and it's fantastic wood for carving. It's a joy to use and provides excellent wood for spoons.
Here is a few pics of some serving spoons I have just finished.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Kolrosing chip carving mix

Just finished this silver Birch eating spoon. For the handle detail pattern I decided to very finely chip carve the main outlines of the design and for the finer details in the basket weave pattern I used  Kolrising. The mix of the two combined with ground coffee and flax seed oil really works well, the fine chip carving holds the coffee well.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Birch serving spoons

I started these serving spoons at Spoonfest this year but with getting back on two feet again having my cast off and starting work again, I only recently managed to finish them.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Spoonfest 2014

Well I'm home from Spoonfest and what a fabulous time was had by all!.
The event was run so well and it was fantastic to meet up with friends old and new.
The atmosphere was Suberb with everyone willing to help and share information and skills.
I taught some classes in chip carving and basket weave which was brilliant and I found it very rewarding with some excellent students.

I swapped a few spoons with friends Keith Mathews who traded me a lovely cedar bark tool carrier with elm bast strap.

I also swapped spoons with another friend Don Nalezyty.
A fabulous Tulip poplar spoon.

I didn't take any pictures but did shoot some footage and edit a short film as I thought it would show more of the event.

Spoonfest 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Landscape magazine article (spoons)

The latest copy of Landscape magazine featuring an article on my work is out now.
I was approached by the magazine last year about running an article on my spoons.
It was an interesting day being interviewed whilst going through the process of my carving.
I'm pleased with the article and impressed with the photographs.
The magazine can be viewed online but unfortunately it's only 16 pages and I don't think I'm on there.
Here's some pics from the magazine.

It's good that craft is getting the attention that it deserves in the UK .

Monday, 21 July 2014

Finished scoops

I started some scoops or sugar spoons a while back.
A few folk wanted to see them finished so I thought that I would post them up.

I managed to get some chip carving patterns of different basket weaves done on the handles.

And the finished three.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Getting set for teaching at Spoonfest

I have been asked to teach some classes at Spoonfest this year. I'm really looking forward to it and have been preparing some ideas for the classes , I will be teaching spoon decoration and some chip carving/Kolrosing.
If you are going to spoonfest why not sign up for my class.