Sunday, 16 June 2013

SPOON # 24 - Sunday 16th June

Father's Day, and what could be more pleasurable than sitting in the garden at the end of the day, listening to the birds singing in the trees and doing a bit of spoon carving? Not a lot.

This week is another rowan spoon. One of my favourite carvers, not to mention an amazing woodworker generally and impressive photographer (check out his blog if you haven't come across it before: http://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/ ) is Peter Follansbee - resident 17th century woodworker and carver at the Plimoth Plantation where he domonstrates the work methods and styles of furniture that came across to America from Europe with the pilgrim fathers. It is one of my greatest wishes to visit the Plimoth Plantation and to take one of Peter's jointed stool workshops at Country Workshops (Drew Langsner's place - another hero of mine).

Anyway, I really admire Peter's work and his style of spoons, so this is my tribute a la Peter Follonsbee.



A little chip carving


A crazy, curvy profile

2 comments:

  1. I love his work. He is one of my top blogs I go to for inspiration . I love chip carving on spoons. You are good at it. It's not easy. Nice job !

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  2. Me too (appreciate Peters excellent spoon forms) They are among the best I think, crisp, spontaneous, sinuous and logical forms, ostentatious ornament never over riding good structural function....they are almost have the appearance and character of hand forged iron....Just as with his joyned oak pieces, he isnt afraid to allow a little assymetry
    I like on your own form, how the grain lines work nicely with the shape of the spoon bowl. I've never used rowan wood before, I have a lot of cherry and copper beech at the moment.
    Cheers Jonathan

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