spoonful

April 15, 2021

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Marie Eklund’s delicate hand-carved spoons. Equally beautiful, are Mark Reddy’s spoons, made from spalted beech, oak, maple, apple, cherry and walnut. “The spoon is arguably man’s first vessel, a giver of life, a utensil providing comfort and nourishment: universal and timeless, domestic and intimate,” writes Reddy. “Spoons are the earliest eating tools, dating back as far as the Paleolithic Era. Seashells were connected to small wooden sticks and chips of wood were slowly carved into spoon-like shapes.” There is great variety in both shape and size to Reddy’s creations, and he’s so creative with his handles. Much like Eklund’s, these spoons belong on a mantle piece, or displayed on a wall; the humble spoon elevated to high art.

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