I sometimes use milk paint to colour the handle of spoons. The most popular painted handle I make is a black over red combination that is then rubbed back to distress the high points, the ridges between the facets and the edges of the handle. The first batch of these I made back in 2016 at Spoonfest were very well received and dubbed lava spoons as the glowing red shows through the black and looks red hot (maybe). Anyway the name has stuck although the look of them has changed a bit as they now have stripes running along the facets on the top of the handle.

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    Lavascoop – alder & milk paint

    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 & milk paint

    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
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    Lavaspoon – cherry and milk paint eating spoon #37

    Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.5cm
    Bowl length: 6.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A right handed cherry eating spoon with my special red and black milk paint finish and an almost round bowl, folks at Spoonfest called them lavaspoons and the name has stuck.

    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.

    £30.00 £25.00
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    Lavaspoon – sycamore and milk paint #34

    Length: 17cm (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.

    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.

    £30.00 £25.00
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    Lavaspoon – cherry and milk paint eating spoon #38

    Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2 inches)
    Bowl width: 4.3cm
    Bowl length: 6.3cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A right handed cherry eating spoon with my special red and black milk paint finish and an almost round bowl, folks at Spoonfest called them lavaspoons and the name has stuck.

    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.

    £30.00 £25.00
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    Lavaspoon - eating spoon with milk paint handle

    Lavaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon #33

    Length: 17cm (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.

    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.

    £30.00 £25.00
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    Lavaspoon - eating spoon with milk paint handle

    Lavaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon #35

    Length: 17cm (6 3/4 inches)
    Bowl width: 5cm
    Bowl length: 5.5cm
    Finish: hemp seed oil

    A sycamore eating spoon with my special red and black milk paint finish and an almost round bowl, folks at Spoonfest called them lavaspoons and the name has stuck.

    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.

    £30.00 £25.00
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    Seaspoon - eating spon with milk paint handle

    Seaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon #25

    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 a blue and white milk paint handle, inspired by ripples on the sea. 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 for your thumb to explore.

     

    £30.00
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    Seaspoon - eating spon with milk paint handle

    Seaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon #26

    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 a blue and white milk paint handle, inspired by ripples on the sea. 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 for your thumb to explore.

     

    £30.00 £25.00
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    Seaspoon – sycamore and milk paint eating spoon #27

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

    A different patterned seaspoon. This one has the shave of a lavaspoon with the colour of a seaspoon. Likely a one off experiment, unless folk demand more like this.

    A sycamore eating spoon with a blue and white milk paint handle, inspired by ripples on the sea. Hence the name, seaspoon – it’s not a teaspoon, it’s a seaspoon.

     

    £30.00 £25.00