|Project by Roman - THE BOOTMAN||posted 09-14-2012 11:00 PM||2245 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
These spoons are from my scrap wood bin which lately has overwhelmed my carving studio. It was either throw them out or make something different. I have a class to teach next February entitled, Goldilocks and the three bears. the subject is power carving wooden spoons – free form. So I need some practise and with pencil in hand I sketched a few spoons, no patterns allowed, I said!
Four of the light coloured spoons are lilac and the mottled burgundy and yellow is caragana.
I call the large one with three branches – chicken foot. Had to make it into two spoons as I broke through the bowl and did a flip.
The other lilac spoon with branches – I call the ‘cauldron’. The two smaller ones came out that way as I wanted to practise doing curves. The caragana species is a hedge species in our part of the world, and is not too pretty to look at. Even when you carve it, the wood is not attractive until you clear stain it and ‘boom’ the colours jump at you.
I have a long way to go to go catch up to the other spoon carvers on LJs. They are my inspiration. Thanks. Enjoy!
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