Australian Wood Review

Carving an Elegant Spoon

In Romania a spoon has been many things, from a utilitarian item to a traditional love token. There is a great variety of Romanian spoons and I have made most of them, but I never felt limited by tradition and I always wanted the spoons I make to be as much an expression of who I am as a reflection of tradition. For me, Elegant Spoon was the most significant of many milestones in my development.

Traditional spoon makers often selected wood that could be split along the grain, but I look for wood that can be cut so the grain pattern enhances the form. These spoons could be used, but I am

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