These teaspoons are hand carved in Yorkshire from oak, ash and spalted ash. Each is completely unique and left with a knife finish which not only gives them character but means that the actual structure of the piece is rigid and lasts longer. The oak, ash and birch from which they are carved is foraged from fallen logs in the woods which maker Mike carries to his nearby workshop; as such their carbon footprint is virtually zero. As these are hand carved, sizes may vary slightly.
13cm x 4cm
Oak, ash, birch
Hand carved in the UK
Please note, in case of severe nut allergies, that the pieces are finished with a food safe groundnut oil chosen as it doesn’t leave a strong smell or flavour on the wood, which can ruin the taste of food and drink.
Wipe clean, not suitable for dishwasher. To replenish the colour of the grain we recommend you periodically re-oil your woodenwares with olive, sunflower or vegetable oil.
Currently based in London, Mike has been woodcarving for six years, taking inspiration from the archaeological and ethnographic records; in artefacts and art works he sees in museum collections from past and present cultures alike. Each piece draws upon a long history of human creativity but is carved out of his own take on that history. Mike forages all of his materials from woodlands and parks across Yorkshire and London (always with permission) and transports the logs back to his shed on foot or by bike. As such, the carbon footprint of his materials is almost zero. Working with green wood allows for subtle nuances in each log to create unique artefacts that are meaningfully made. Mike’s woodwork has led to a PhD research in archaeology and anthropology; studying craft communities and how technologies make us think and feel about our work and ourselves. His work, therefore, attempts to marry the personally charged, sincere attachment to objects in the home to something deeper and more fundamentally human.