Category spoon carving

chestnut spoon carved

Cooking spoons: A family tradition

As I’ve been carving spoons, I’ve been thinking about the family connections connected with large cooking spoons. At the Leesburg Arts Festival, a man stopped to admire my carved spoons. He gathered his family members around him to hear him tell about how his grandparents had a large wooden cooking spoon very similar to one […]

Mulberry carved spoon

A Soothing Spoon

A Soothing Spoon. That’s what she was looking for, she told me, as she examined a basket of my hand-carved wood spoons. She was in a meditation class where she was learning to focus. To focus so that all the day’s tasks and concerns could be released – if just for a few minutes. Those […]

Join me for Gainesville Arts Market Earth Day Celebration, April 16

Join me in celebrating the beauty of nature by attending the Gainesville Arts Market Earth Day Celebration, Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. My handcrafted work showcases the many ways natural wood can be transformed into musical instruments and other items to help you enjoy a little touch of nature in your […]

Earthskills 2016: Carving with Barron

A few weeks ago, I enjoyed attending a day of Florida Earthskills, 2016.  The first time I went, I learned to make a bamboo didgeridoo with Fuz Sanderson.  This time, I learned a lot about carving bowls and spoons from Barron Brown. I would have loved to sign up for Barron’s classes, but both were […]

WrenSong Woods branch flutes

Making Music at Leesburg Art Festival

The Leesburg Art Festival was an enjoyable event and an opportunity for me to share my flutes and kanteles. A great part of the two-day festival was the full-day live music on the stage near my display tent. I could hear flute and drum music all day. I enjoyed meeting members of the Riverwind Flute Circle and performing on […]

Leesburg Art Festival 2016 poster

WrenSong Woods at Leesburg Art Festival 2016

The Leesburg Art Festival is this weekend, March 12 and 13, and I’ll be there selling my WrenSong Woods musical instruments. In addition to selling my instruments, I’ve been invited to go on stage and perform with members of the Riverwind Flute Circle. Thanks to Deb Almy, who I met at Flute Haven, for the invitation […]

SoMa Art Media Hub Feb. 2016 logo

Join me at SoMa Art Media Hub – Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Come join me at the SoMa Art Media Hub on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where the Gainesville Arts Market will be taking place. My WrenSong Woods booth (#19) will feature hand-crafted wood products to add to the function and look of  your cooking and entertaining. I’m made gorgeous wood cutting […]

how to carve wood spoons

Carve Wood Spoons: Peter Follansbee’s DVD

I wanted to learn to carve wood spoons.  Fortunately, the process of learning was made easier for me by the recent release of Peter Follansbee’s DVD on how to carve wood spoons. I’ve now watched the entirety of Follansbee’s DVD a few times. The first time, I learned a lot about how to hold the sharp carving […]

Several chestnut spoons roughed out

Carving Wood Spoons

  As I add to my experience of making things with wood, I am delighted to have found the joy of carving wood spoons.  With simple, portable tools (an axe and a knife) and a few hours, green branches can be transformed into useable, unique wood spoons. The process of carving spoons, as with any learning, is not without […]