My friends Jon and Barn spooncarving in the news

Here is a preview of great article on spooncarving by my friend Jon Henley meeting my other friend Barn Carder coming out this Saturday in the Guardian.

Jon Henley with 'Spoon Man' Barn Carder



“You risk – there’s no getting around it – a bit of a ribbing when you say you’re going to learn to carve a wooden spoon. “A spoon?” is, at any rate, the mildly incredulous general reaction round my office. “You must be joking. Isn’t there anything more, I don’t know … useful? Aesthetically pleasing?”

They have no idea, these people. There are, as I am soon to discover, very few things at once as useful and as aesthetically pleasing as a well-made wooden spoon. And making a wooden spoon, as well as I can, turns out to be one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in a long while.”


Read the full article and watch the slideshow here


2 Responses to My friends Jon and Barn spooncarving in the news

  1. daniel February 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    i can’t believe this guy got grief from adults about spoon carving. I mean, i’ve been yelling at some kid online who’s made some comments on a Barn video…..idk..i’m just sick of it. i’m mildly displeased to see he even opened his article by giving such ignorant thoughts notice….but i guess that’s how you talk to the masses. So insecure in their ignorance that they can’t help but be blindly faithful to arrogance.
    But..that’s why i still love you ,Mr.Wood. You are a great ambassador for sophisticated crafts.

  2. Robin Wood February 10, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Daniel don’t let internet trolls wind you up, there are more important things in life.