Sycamore Coffee/Condiment spoon/Tavern Green milk paint handle. Finished in food safe walnut oil/bees wax. 185mm L x 35/40 D bowl.
Wooden eating and cooking spoons, and those used for other purposes, have a wonderful history dating back thousands of years. Not only functional and pleasantly tactile to use, they may be also regarded as "a kind of functional sculpture. That they also serve a purpose beyond their form is, I believe, what can make them exceptional." - Joshua Vogel, The Artful Wooden Spoon. With every spoon I make I hope to achieve a balance of form and function, but more than that to make a versatile, beautiful, utensil which is a joy to use.
Just wash unpainted part in warm soapy water, or brush under running cold tap, rinse and immediately towel dry (not dishwasher safe). To rejuvenate the wood once or twice a year wipe on a generous coat of mineral, flaxseed/linseed oil (NOT boiled linseed), tung or walnut oil. Let soak overnight before polishing off any excess. Do not use vegetable oil it will become rancid.