Monday, May 22

progression of a handmade spoon

Don't want to bore you to death with my sculpture/craft/teaching issues, but I thought this series of pictures somewhat show what is happening when you do things all by hand with the use of simple hand tools.

10 comments:

Granny said...

Never boring. I met an artist from Ghana yesterday who does the most beautiful work with the simplest things.

Gary said...

Very beautiful. I'm always amazed to see such beauty emerge from a piece of wood that emerged from a tree. (My kids did spoons in woodworking at their Waldorf School some years ago.)

Mirvat said...

very nice. i wish i could learn to do this one day :)

Zee said...

Thank you all for your positive feedback! It is really the students that make it all work, and all of you - including granny- would be able to carve a beautiful spoon!
Soon I might open up my own "school", then you can all enroll!!! One session (stone-carving) would be held in Vinal Haven, an island in Maine - the woodcarving would be at my studio in Upstate NY.
Good plan?

summersun70 said...

Hey can I join? (Maine is not that far from the UK........).
Seriously though, this carving is beautiful in its simplicity. I can almost feel the smooth lines from my pc desk.

Zee said...

Anybody can join Sun!
Maybe you can give a crash course in Spanish as an added attraction - no, I am not kidding either ...
Let's think about this for a bit and come up with a plan for next summer, Summersun!

DA said...

Beautiful indeed but just imagine how many spoons could be cut out by a preprogrammed carving machine. Just look at all the wasted wood :-))

Zee said...

... the machine can only cut that much, the rest you would have to do by hand. That's why you don't find "unique" spoons in say IKEA. Wold cost too much.
Oh, the wood-chips got bagged and landed in my garden...

JuBlue said...

Beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Nice! Where you get this guestbook? I want the same script.. Awesome content. thankyou.
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