Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Spoon Commission

I received a commission the other day from a member of one of the conservation groups im involved with, they wanted a short spoon for general cooking duties, i had more or less free range as to style and wood selection, but, i did have one design stipulation to contend with, it had to be suitable for use with arthritic hands.

So i came up with this, i made the spoon from some lovely Poplar i had for a few reasons, 1) it has a gorgeous grain pattern, 2) it's a food safe wood and 3) it's lightweight, the spoon has a good sized bowl, but importantly also has a wide handle so it's easier to grip, the handle is shaped for an easy grip, not only in plan view, but also in profile and is considerably thicker and wider than i would normally leave it, ive tried to retain some elegance to the shape, so it's not only practical, but also visually appealing.

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