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Barn Owl Spoon

1,995.00
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Barn Owl Spoon

1,995.00
  • One-off artwork.

  • Signed on the reverse.

  • Carved entirely by hand in ancient English Oak.

  • Responsibly foraged, wind fallen wood.

  • Length: 31.5cm (12.5in).

  • Bowl Width: 7.5cm (3in).

A truly unique artwork by Giles Newman, the Barn Owl spoon’s design was inspired by the characteristics of the individual piece of wood from which it is carved. Hewn entirely by hand from a single, continuous Oak branch using only an axe and two knives, this piece represents the peak of Giles’ work to date for its delicacy, complexity of form and composition.

Declared by Time Inc., on their website FoodandWine.com, as “The World’s Most Beautiful Spoons”, Giles creates just a handful of pieces each year. Characterised by their intricate details, naturalistic flow and depth, Giles’ spoon carvings have become highly sought after with collectors and art lovers around the world.

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  • One-off artwork.

  • Signed on the reverse.

  • Carved entirely by hand in ancient English Oak.

  • Responsibly foraged, wind fallen wood.

  • Length: 31.5cm (12.5in).

  • Bowl Width: 7.5cm (3in).

A truly unique artwork by Giles Newman, the Barn Owl spoon’s design was inspired by the characteristics of the individual piece of wood from which it is carved. Hewn entirely by hand from a single, continuous Oak branch using only an axe and two knives, this piece represents the peak of Giles’ work to date for its delicacy, complexity of form and composition.

Declared by Time Inc., on their website FoodandWine.com, as “The World’s Most Beautiful Spoons”, Giles creates just a handful of pieces each year. Characterised by their intricate details, naturalistic flow and depth, Giles’ spoon carvings have become highly sought after with collectors and art lovers around the world.

The Oak for this spoon was responsibly sourced from a farmers field near to Giles’ home in Lancashire, UK. Having fallen in winter storms a few years ago, the landowner offered him access and use of the 400 year old Oak tree for his carving work.

After carving the spoon has been coated in Tung oil, a natural, food-safe, deep penetrating nut oil. 

**Please note that, as Tung oil is extracted from nuts, this spoon is not suitable for nut allergy sufferers. 

Caring for your spoon:

Looking after your spoon is easy and, with a little care, it will look and feel great through a lifetime of use and display.

- If used, hand wash only in warm water and towel or air dry. Not suitable for dishwashers.

- Avoid leaving the spoon in boiling water for extended periods as this will encourage the grain to the surface and affect the smooth finish.

- Depending on the frequency of use, oiling the spoon every few weeks will help to retain the smooth finish and the look of the spoon. Simply rub mineral or olive oil all over with a soft cloth. Eventually the moisture levels in the wood will stabilise and so regular oiling won't be necessary.

- Avoid extended exposure to heat sources such as radiators, fires, direct sunlight or air conditioning units as this will rapidly remove moisture from the wood and may cause it to crack or split.