In the carver’s round there sits an empty stool and a set of fine tools. Forgive us all for not knowing this was your seat, for we longed to welcome you!
I never met you, or knew you at all. I didn’t expect to feel this sorrow when I learned you passed, and how they found you just a child.
So take this wooden spoon I send up in smoke! May you use it to eat, free of that which consumed you and caused you to give up the last thing you thought you had in this mournful May wilderness rain.
Will you use the strength of your ethereal nourishment to show others considering suicide an earthly sign? Forgive us for not being there to snap a twig of doubt, turning you back to find your welcome here in the joyfull round.
If you are interested in ordering a custom spoon or other hollowware from me, or would like to add custom lettering (Kohlrosing) to a spoon as a special gift, please reach out through the contact button on this site to place an order. Soon I will be selling finished spoons directly from this website.
I also offer individual or group skill sharing on green wood spoon making, materials and tools provided, as well as spoon making demonstrations for events. If you are interested in scheduling, reach out to me using the contact button at the top of this page.
Presently (May) you can find me making and selling spoons once or twice per week on the plaza in front of City Hall in Montpelier, Vermont, generally when the weather is less than a gale or a downpour. I’ll be chipping away so stop by and see the show.
Swing on over to the website of Taproot Magazine, and pick up a copy of back issue #24::REST to tote along on your adventures this summer. Among the restful reading you will find the spoon carving tutorial I wrote a few years ago. This ad-free magazine is fantastic, so subscribe and be a part of what keeps it going!
Visit Daniel Marcou’s very nice blog www.woodenspooncarving.com where he has graciously posted an interview with me about spoon carving. While there, check out Daniel’s writing about his own spoon making, other interviews, and links to other spoonmakers. Thanks for your efforts Daniel!
These recently finished spoons will be available on spoonderlust on Etsy in the next few days. The wood was harvested on our land last spring, processed into billets, and stored to retain moisture. I am working on finishing 11 more spoons from this batch of wood.
Close up of some embellishments. Done by pressing the tip of my carving knife into the wood.