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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Finished spoon commision.

I finished the spoon that was commisioned by Norman Stevens for his collection of 9 inch tea spoons. Norman is a collector of handmade spoons from Artisans from around the world, so I was honoured to be asked to add to his growing collection.

The spoon is made from Laburnum, and came from a tree that we were called out to at work, it was one of two that formed an archway to an old house, the owner believed it to be 100 years old, there was some rot at the base so we could only count around 60 rings. The tree was struck by a delivery van and had snapped in two, I saved some of the sound wood for projects including this spoon.









It was a shame that the tree had to come down after all the years it stood there but its good to make things out of wood like this, so it can live on in another form for years to come.

8 comments:

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  2. Simon, that is beautiful! Utterly magical and more than worthy of Norman Steven's collection for sure. Well done indeed!

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  3. Lovely spoon. I like the shape and figure

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  4. Thank you for the very kind comments.

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  5. I am humbled also to have one of my spoons in a collection which includes wonderful work such as this and others. Really nice work.

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  6. Thank you Ian, I am a big fan of your work and to receive such a nice compliment from you means alot to me.

    All the best.

    Simon.

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  7. Beautiful spoon.
    I have a spoon in Norms collection also.
    Very exciting. ... I must look in the book for this.

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