The man who makes spoons

My mate Barn Carder carves spoons. The BBC just made a lovely little video of his work and his London spoon shop.

You’ll have to visit the BBC site to see it, I hope it works outside the UK too here is the link

Barnaby Carder – who calls himself Barn the Spoon – spends his days sitting in a London shopfront, painstakingly whittling wooden spoons.
After being apprenticed to a wooden furniture maker, he spent three years travelling around forests – sleeping in the woods and carving spoons from the trees.
He ended up saving enough money to open his tiny shop in Hackney last year, from which he creates the spoons using timber harvested from Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.
The spoons are then sold – for between £12 and £15 – to passers-by.
BBC News went to meet Barn the Spoon to find out more.
Video Journalist: John Galliver

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3 Responses to The man who makes spoons

  1. Andrew Yager May 11, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Really nice little video (and works outside the UK too)

  2. michael langford May 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Love carving spoons, never made much money at it. I just found "The Amazings" website, interesting London people teaching unusual skills. M

  3. Stephen*z May 13, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    thanks Robin for a delightful video. yes I was able to watch it from the US. keep posting these type of things.Steve

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