Kahikatea Eating Spoon
Kahikatea eating spoon with distressed Soldier Blue milk paint handle and flaxseed oil finish. 210mm L. A spoon for personal use.
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 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.