In seventh grade, I found myself enrolled in Latin class. Given my lack of effort and interest, it’s a wonder that I retained anything. I do remember that my class name, Pisces, was a big hit, mostly because the Latin pronunciation sounded a lot like “piss case.”
Since then, my interests and maturity have expanded. I even decided to carve a Latin phrase into the handle of this cherry serving spoon. I suppose I could have used the English translation, “Dinner is served,” but I like the bit of mystery the Latin brings to this spoon. Plus, “Magistra” would be so proud of me — awestruck actually.
The requester of this spoon wanted lettering, but gave me the freedom to decide what and how; I enjoy thinking about the design and the focused work of carving the letters. It’s one of the topics I’m planning to get into at Greenwood Fest 2017. If you haven’t heard yet, Peter, Paula and the rest of the great folks with Plymouth CRAFT have taken on the Herculean task of organizing a second Greenwood Fest. Peter wrote a bit about it recently here. They’ve been kind enough to invite me back, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. To keep up with more information as it is released, sign up for Plymouth CRAFT’s e-newsletter here.