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.