Images and video of daily adventures at the Hewn workshop.
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Éamonn O Sullivan - Hewn Spoons - The People We Meet
David O'Carroll came for a chat...
Source – https://youtu.be/_YUEug05gVM
The Egyptians don't own pyramids..
I didn't even use slaves...
Nectar of the gods
Salty salty butter
Makes me love thee more.
Passing it on.
New spoon carvers are born.
Makes food taste better
The perfect thing
Perfect little things
A Welsh cawl spoon
Inspired by Owen Thomas.
Hold it up to the light
Hand-cut facets are the antidote to mass production
Butter paddles in beech
Careful, it could grab you!
Corkscrew hazel has a mind of its own...
Carved by hand and eye. Straight lines are for dweebs
The birthplace of spoons
For every eventuality.
Spoon Carving - Finishing Cuts
Carving by candlelight: Short video showing the final few stages of the spoon carving process.
Source – https://youtu.be/JgGtxqNXIsU
Carving a Butter Paddle by Hand
Source – https://youtu.be/dSNC75kD-6Y
Because who needs another toaster?
Fillin' My Basket
Stand up for yourself
Making tiny pyramids...
Always a mess
Three lovely faceted spoon backs
Stack 'em up
Birth of a Spoon
This is how spoons are made!
Source – https://youtu.be/0NFKgURMsN8
Bringin' it Indoors
It's far too cold out in the workshop lately!
Spoon carving course prep'd
My own form of meditation...
Beans in a pod
Experimental spicy veg and plum salsa on the menu
So long as I have hands
I will make tools, so long as I have tools to make them with.
Olives, mmm!... Olive juice, yuk!
Leave the juice behind
Thou art hereby relieved from service.
I find them in my pockets, socks, hair, bed.....
When life gives you lemons...
Buy a Hewn lemon reamer and make cocktails!
A nice wooden teaspoon is like an old friend to accompany you while you make the tea.
A Pile of Spoons
It's satisfying to put all my recent work in a big pile...
Winter time calls for round-the-clock stove feeding
Working by natural light reveals every imperfection..
There's not much that's better than carving outside the workshop on a sunny morning
The beauty of using hand tools is the peace and quiet! It's practically meditation.
Proudly On Show
Check out my blog to find out how I made this...
Spoon blanks are initially shaped using an axe
A partially finished teaspoon waits patiently while I photograph it.
Curly shavings make me happy!
Made to be used
What a joy to use this fish slice is!
Lunch is better when eaten with a wooden spoon, from a wooden bowl
Curly shavings make me so very happy!
The makings of quite a few spoons...
You should really treat yourself to a beech reamer to make your morning orange juice...
My maker's mark
I mark every piece with a signature that is inspired by the ogham letter 'E'. Ogham is an ancient Irish alphabet. Many ogham letters were named after trees. The 'E' was named 'eadhadh' after the aspen tree.
The beauty of a wooden bowl is that it doesn't get too hot to hold and it keeps your soup warm! Why would you use anything else?
What a lovely February day...