Category Archives: spoons

Woodblock Prints

There’s a lot to like about woodblock prints; the centuries-old tradition, the direct nature of the process, the simplicity of the equipment, and the magic of pulling the print from the block.  I decided to give it a try a … Continue reading

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Tradition and Jane Mickelborough

We dwell with satisfaction upon the poet’s difference from his predecessors….Whereas if we approach a poet without this prejudice we shall often find that not only the best, but the most individual parts of his work may be those in … Continue reading

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Cena Parata Est

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 … Continue reading

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The Enduring Spoon Collection of Norman D. Stevens

To all spoon makers, past or present and known or unknown, throughout the world for providing us with basic utensils that may feed our body but are also often beautiful small sculptures that feed our mind and soul.  You bring … Continue reading

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More Spoons

Before I return to bowls, I wanted to post these six spoons I’ve finished.  Again, most of these are black cherry (Prunus serotina), but a couple are border privet (Ligustrum obstusifolium).   There are areas on my walks that are … Continue reading

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Some Spoons For Sale

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been carving some spoons from crooks.  Here are seven of them, and I’m offering them for sale.  I’ll provide photos and a brief description of each one below, but there are some … Continue reading

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Finding the Spoon in the Crook

I like making spoons from crooks.  It makes for strong elegant spoons that let the tree be a design partner.  Besides, I like discovering the crooks. When a crook is split, the sinuous ergonomic profile of the spoon is revealed.  … Continue reading

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