I thought I would share some inspirational pictures of wooden spoons. These are my favourites from the kitchens at the Swedish national folk craft school Saterglantan.
This one (above and below) is by Wille Sundqvist
After picking out my favourites to photograph I found they nearly all had the same makers mark, at a glance it looks like a fish but on closer inspection it is FR and the maker is Fritiof Runhal.
I have admired Fritiof’s work for many years, it seems to combine the best of tradition with modern design whilst using the strength of the wood to best effect. I bought on of his spoons at the Saterglantan shop and use it regularly at home. I am delighted that now Fitiof has agreed to come to the UK to teach a spooncarving course in Edale. If you would like to join me in learning from Fritiof then the date of the course will be September 27, 28, 29. All tools and materials will be provided as well as the usual bread and soup lunches and tea and buscuits. This is Fritiof.
And a couple more examples of recent work.
The course cost will be £245 just a little more than my usual spoon courses to help cover travel costs but for three days with such a talented teacher I hope it will be very good value. Just 8 places available so email asap to confirm a place.