These spoons and bowls were trees, not long ago. The trees grew close to here, but came down from storms, pruning, or another good reason. The wood was heading to the chipper or firewood pile, but I saved a bit of it to give it a new life and usefulness.
I work with mostly hand-powered, traditional tools. A carving axe, adze, and drawknife begin to give things some shape; to begin the transformation from log to bowl. Working with hand tools allows a much broader choice of shape than turning on a lathe does. Pieces can stretch long, have compound curves, follow the grain... the only limits are the size of the log.
After rough carving, the pieces are dried slowly and then carved again with knives and gouges, for a smooth finish. This is when I can add texture, subtle decorations, and refine the final shape.
Pieces are then finished with several coats of a plant-based, food-safe oil. They are meant to be used, bring joy to the table, add smiles to your meal, make cooking even more enjoyable. I hope you enjoy using them as much as I did in making them for you.