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  • Lavaspoon eater sycamore and milk paint

    Lavaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon

    Length: 16 – 17cm (6 1/4 – 6 3/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A sycamore eating spoon with my special red and black milk paint finish, folks at Spoonfest called them lavaspoons and the name has stuck. This is a standard item, I’m not posting separate pictures of each one. The length varies slightly but there is very little to choose between them. All the same and each different as Barn would say.

    If you really fancy a particular one then make a note in the order notes in the checkout. Just refer to the image that shows it and the spoon you fancy. If it’s the image with all 12 spoons then count down from the top, you’d say something like “the 12 spoon image, number 4” which would be the 4th down. If it’s still available I’ll send you that one otherwise I’ll pic the one that looks the nearest. But in all truth folks grab ’em while you can they’re hot and each one is a lovely little sculpure in wood.

    The milk paint is applied thickly and sanded back to reveal the raised points on the facets. The final rub down is with 0000 wire wool and gives a super smooth finish that is just lovely to hold.

    £35.00
  • Seaspoon sycamore and milk paint eating spoon

    Seaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon

    Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A sycamore eating spoon with my ewer blue and white finish inspired by ripples on the sea (specifically the beaches at Llangrannog in Cardigan Bay). Hence the name, seaspoon – it’s not a teaspoon, it’s a seaspoon.

    The top surface of the handle is slightly hollowed and those little ripples are a tempting titillation for your thumb to explore.

    These are carved to a pretty consistent size and shape so you are buying a generic seaspoon eating spoon and not a particular one. They’re pretty hard to tell apart in truth unless you’re got 2 side by side. All the same but each different.

     

    £35.00
  • lavascoops tablespoon sized coffee scoop

    Lavascoop – alder and milk paint tablespoon scoop

    Length: 9cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 4.5cm
    Capacity: 1 tablespoon (approx)
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A alder scoop that’s like a mini kuksa. It sits slightly laid back on its base and the bottom of the handle. It’s equally at home living in your coffe caddy or displayed on a kitchen shelf.

    The measure if pretty close to a table spoon. It’s a wee thing but just big enough for a medicinal nip of whisky if you should choose.

    I don’t recommend using for hot drinks – it might be fine but I’ve not done extensive testing and too many expresso may become a problem.

    Please note the blue and white version is called seascoop and you’ll find that elsewhere on this website.

    £30.00
  • seascoop alder and milk paint tablespoon scoop

    Seascoop – alder and milk paint tablespoon scoop

    Length: 9cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 4.5cm
    Capacity: 1 tablespoon (approx)
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    A alder scoop that’s like a mini kuksa. It sits slightly laid back on its base and the bottom of the handle. It’s equally at home living in your coffe caddy or displayed on a kitchen shelf.

    The measure if pretty close to a table spoon. It’s a wee thing but just big enough for a medicinal nip of whisky if you should choose.

    I don’t recommend using for hot drinks – it might be fine but I’ve not done extensive testing and too many expresso may become a problem.

    This blue and white version is a companion to the seaspoon and insired by ripples on the beach and in the sea at Llangrannog in Cardigan Bay.

    £30.00
  • Cawl spoon in sycamore with a chip carved handle

    Cawl spoon with folk art decorated handle

    Length: 25cm (10 inches)
    Bowl width: 7.3cm
    Bowl length: 5.8cm
    Bowl depth: 1.5cm
    Finish: red ochre and hemp seed oil

    This radial sycamore cawl spoon has a deep oval bowl like proper old fashioned slupring cawl spoons. Designed for drining broth or thin soups and stews it could also be used as a ladle or serving spoon.

    The handle decoration is a mixture of chip carving and other marks made with a small pick knife. Ochre pigment is applied in a water wash and penetrates deepest on all the cut surfaces making them darker and more intensly coloured. The design is spontaneous and emergent in the the carving process, there will never be another one just like this. I like to think this style of decoration sits within the folk art tradition of adding beauty to simple household utensils.

    £65.00
  • ladle with folk art decorated handle

    Ladle with folk art decorated handle

    Length: 30cm (12 inches)
    Bowl width: 7cm
    Bowl length: 8cm
    Bowl depth: 2cm
    Finish: red ochre and hemp seed oil

    This ladle is made from a sycamore crook. The handle decoration is a mixture of chip carving and other marks made with a small pick knife. Ochre pigment is applied in a water wash and penetrates deepest on all the cut surfaces making them darker and more intensly coloured. The design is spontaneous and emergent in the the carving process, there will never be another one just like this. I like to think this style of decoration sits within the folk art tradition of adding beauty to simple household utensils.

    £95.00
  • Blackthorn eating spoon 16

    Blackthorn eating spoon #16

    Length: 18cm (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.3cm
    Bowl length: 5.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This blackthorn spoon has an asymmertic bowl making suitable for right handers only. I’ts a tough little spoon being made entirely from heartwood and there’s some lovely dark red tones in handle as well as the bowl. Note that over time the red will most likely fade to a dark brown but it’ll still be gorgeous. It’s a bit cheaper than most of my other blackthorn spoons as it was squeezed out of a shallower piece of wood and has a little less crank than usual.

    £30.00
  • Sold
    Blackthorn eating spoon 17

    Blackthorn eating spoon #17

    Length: 18cm (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This blackthorn spoon has a symmertic bowl making suitable for left or right handers. It’s an exceptionally beautiful piece of blackthorn heartwood with lots of lovely dark red tones in handle as well as the bowl. Note that over time the red will most likely fade to a dark brown but it’ll still be gorgeous. Blackthorn is prunus family like plum and damson and shares the same exceptional colours. It usually grows as a prickly shrub on scrub land and in hedges and it’s rare to get large enough pieces to carve like this entirely from the heartwood. This was from Llangrannog in west Wales where an overgrown lane side was cleared back to allow traffic to pass more easily.

    £35.00
  • Blackthorn eating spoon 18

    Blackthorn eating spoon #18

    Length: 17cm (6 3/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.3cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This blackthorn spoon has a symmertic bowl making suitable for left or right handers. It’s an exceptionally beautiful piece of blackthorn heartwood with lots of lovely dark red tones in handle and deep dark brown hoops in the bowl. Note that over time the red will most likely fade to a dark brown but it’ll still be gorgeous. Blackthorn is prunus family like plum and damson and shares the same exceptional colours. It usually grows as a prickly shrub on scrub land and in hedges and it’s rare to get large enough pieces to carve like this entirely from the heartwood. This was from Llangrannog in west Wales where an overgrown lane side was cleared back to allow traffic to pass more easily.

    £35.00
  • Blackthorn eating spoon 19

    Blackthorn eating spoon #19

    Length: 16cm (6 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This blackthorn spoon has an asymmertic bowl making suitable for right handers only. I’ts a tough little spoon being made entirely from heartwood and there’s some lovely dark red tones in handle as well as the bowl. Note that over time the red will most likely fade to a dark brown but it’ll still be gorgeous. It’s a bit cheaper than most of my other blackthorn spoons as it was squeezed out of a shallower piece of wood and has a little less crank than usual.

    £30.00
  • Sold

    Blackthorn eating spoon #21

    Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 5.8cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This blackthorn spoon has an asymmertic bowl making suitable for right handers only. It’s cleft radially so there’s a mixture of the pale sapwood and the dark heartwood with red and dark brown tones. There’s a striking black line between the two colours of wood and this is characteristic of blackthorn (and other trees in the plum family). Note that over time the red will most likely fade to a dark brown but it’ll still be gorgeous.

    £35.00
  • Sold
    Cherry wood eating spoon #9

    Cherry wood eating spoon #9

    Length: 16cm  (6 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.7cm
    Bowl length: 6.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This striking little spoon from slightly spalted cherry wood has quite a large bowl and short handle like the scandinavian style eating spoon.

    £35.00
  • Lavaspoon eater from cherry wood

    Cherry wood lavaspoon #1

    Length: 18cm (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.8cm
    Bowl length: 6.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This is a one off spoon at present, a cherry wood eating spoon with a lavaspoon style milk paint handle. I usually use sycamore for this as the contrast between the painted handle and pale bowl is more striking. However I rather like how this turned out, the red is a bit moe subtle as the wood is darker and it’s been well received, so who knows it may be the first of the line cherry lava’s. But for now it’s one and only.

    £35.00
  • Sycamore lavaspoon #20

    Length: 17cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: milk paint and hemp seed oil

    This is a one off lavaspoon with an extra bit of crank from a piece of pale wood that might be sycamore. It’s been hanging around for a little while in my basket of nearly finished spoons and I’ve forgotten what I carved it fromo I finished and painted it and it turned out nice with an extra slim neck and smooth thin bowl. It’s listed separately here as it’s not my standard lavaspoon eater shape. It’s a one off.

    £35.00
  • Sold
    Blackthorn eating spoon #14

    Blackthorn eating spoon #14

    Length: 16cm (6 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.3cm
    Bowl length: 5.8cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This radial blackthorn spoon has an asymmertic bowl making suitable for right handers. There’s a striking black line running down it between the darked heartwood and the pale sapwood. It’s got a super thin but strong bowl that will be a joy to eat from. The profile (sorry no pic) has a gentle dolphin spoon form and the handle is thinnest in the center where you hold it and deeper towards the end making it very comfortable and secure in the hand.

    £35.00
  • Sold

    Cherry wood eating spoon #10

    Length: 16.5cm  (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This striking asymetric eating spoon from slightly spalted cherry wood is suitable for right handers.

    £35.00
  • Sold
    Elm crook eating spoon #6

    Elm crook eating spoon #6

    Length: 18cm  (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.2cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This elm spoon was made from a crook, a bent section of the branch, so the grain runs through the bown. Notice how there long oval rings in the bowl rather than the circles you see on some straight grained spoons. This makes the spoon stronger and the thin, slightly narrower bowl, makes it great eating spoon for main meals like rice based dishes. The elm dries very hard and should last many years of regular use.

    £30.00
  • Sold
    Elm eating spoon #8

    Elm eating spoon #8

    Length: 18cm  (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.6cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    There’s plenty of interest in the grain of this elm eating spoon, especially on the handle. The elm dries very hard and should last many years of regular use.

    £25.00
  • Sold
    Apple wood eating spoon with eagle eye handle

    Apple wood eagle eye spoon #2

    Length: 16cm (6 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This is just the second spoon I’ve carved from the limb of a big old (100 years+) apple tree that broke off in the autumn storms even though it’s still a bit too wet to carve. Sorry but the first one sold before it even got on the website. When the wood is knotty it’s cool if you can make the knots into features. This one has a knot in the handle that looks like the eye of an eagle, so folks said, so I carved the handle to look a little like an eagle’s beak whilst still being comfortable to hold (so if it doesn’t look really beaky to you that’s cos it’s for using and not just looking at). Anyway here you go there’s a close up in the product details gallery showing the eagle like features the right way round. I’m leaving the rest of the apple to mellow and will be using it in the spring.

    £35.00
  • Sold
    Blackthorn eating spoon 15

    Blackthorn eating spoon #15

    Length: 16cm (6 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This radial blackthorn spoon has an symmertic bowl making suitable for left or right handers. There’s a striking black line running down it between the darked heartwood and the pale sapwood. It’s got a facetted oval profile handle and some lovely dark red tones in th heartwood. Note that over time the red will most likely fade to a dark brown but it’ll still be gorgeous.

    £35.00
  • Plum eating spoon #6

    Plum eating spoon #6

    Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This is a robust plum spoon with less colour than some but bold facets and large finial to compensate.

    £25.00
  • Plum round bowl eating spoon #2

    Plum round bowl spoon #2

    Length: 15cm
    Bowl width: 5.3cm
    Bowl length: 5.3cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This pretty little plum spoon is a general purpose eating spoon and not a deep bowl soup spoon like traditional round spoons, although you could eat soup with it of course. Plum is very hard and durable.

    £25.00
  • Sold
    Blackthorn eating spoon 20

    Spalted blackthorn eating spoon #20

    Length: 18cm (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 5cm
    Bowl length: 6.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This big bold spalted blackthorn spoon eating has a symmertic bowl making suitable for left or right handers. It’s an exceptionally beautiful piece of blackthorn heartwoodwith dark patterns of fungal growth. However the wood is sound and the spalting has gone just far enouh for colour but not enough to soften the wood at all. The handle profile is narrower where you hold and wider at the end, that way it sits vewry sweetly in the hand.

    Blackthorn is prunus family like plum and damson and shares the same exceptional colours. It usually grows as a prickly shrub on scrub land and in hedges and it’s rare to get large enough pieces to carve like this entirely from the heartwood. This was from Llangrannog in west Wales where I found it in a woodland having been cut down as much as a year earlier.

    £35.00
  • Sold
    Blackthorn eating spoon #12

    Blackthorn eating spoon #12

    Length: 16cm (6 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 4cm
    Bowl length: 5.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This radial blackthorn spoon is a little narrower than my usual and has an extra large finial. Delicate but strong.

    £25.00
  • Sold
    Blackthorn eating spoon #2

    Blackthorn eating spoon #2

    Length: 15cm
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 5.6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This pretty little blackthorn spoon has a different shaped handle than I usually make, probably dictated by the knarly piece of balckthorn it was carved from. It’s got a small amount of softer wood in the bowl – that pale line through the dark heartwood – that’s why is a little bit cheaper than other spoons here. In my judgement this wont be a problem and there’s years of good sue to be had from it. Blackthorn is tough stuff.

    £25.00
  • Sold
    Blackthorn eating spoon #6

    Blackthorn eating spoon #6

    Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.3cm
    Bowl length: 5.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This elegant blackthorn spoon has plenty of gorgeous heartwood in the depths of the bowl. Just a little smaller with a slightly narrower bowl than most of my other eating spoons.

    £30.00
  • Sold
    Bent blackthorn eating spoon #9

    Blackthorn eating spoon #9

    Length: 17.5cm (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 5cm
    Bowl length: 5.6cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This blackthorn eating spoon was made from a twisted radial section of wood and has a lot sharper crook than the other spoons here. I’ve included side views to try and show this but I do find it’s trick to capture. Anyway it’s got a beautiful ripple in the handle and log strong grain through the bowl. It could be a small serving spoon or it could become your favorite eating spoon if you like a lot of crook.

    £35.00
  • Sold
    Cherry wood round bowl pocket spoon

    Cherry round bowl pocket spoon #1

    Length: 13cm  (5 1/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 5cm
    Bowl length: 5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This little round bowled spoon from close grained cherry has some interesting factes excentuating the grain pattern in the handle. It’s got a flat rim and would work well as a small serving spoon or a dinky eater.

    £25.00
  • Sold
    Cherry wood eating spoon #4

    Cherry wood eating spoon #4

    Length: 17.5cm  (7 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.6cm
    Bowl length: 6.2cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    This eating spoon from a tight grained piece of cherry has a small knot in the back of the neck. It’s more of a beauty mark than a flaw and and wont effect it being used although it little extra care when cleaning wouldn’t go amiss.

    £25.00