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Moth and Moon Spoon

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Moth and Moon Spoon

830.00
sold out

One-off artwork.

  • Carving time: Approx. 350 hours.

  • Signed on the reverse.

  • Carved entirely by hand in Holly wood.

  • Responsibly sourced wood.

  • Length: 20.5cm (8.1in).

  • Bowl Width: 4cm (1.57in).

A unique artwork by Giles Newman, the Moth & Moon spoon’s design was inspired by the pale silvery cream, moon-like colour of the of wood from which it is carved. Carved entirely by hand from a piece of Holly wood (donated by a landowner in St. Helens, England) using only an axe and two knives, the design of this piece was informed by records of ancient Pagan and Druid symbology.

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.

Please note: Price includes insured worldwide shipping.

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One-off artwork.

  • Carving time: Approx. 350 hours.

  • Signed on the reverse.

  • Carved entirely by hand in Holly wood.

  • Responsibly sourced wood.

  • Length: 20.5cm (8.1in).

  • Bowl Width: 4cm (1.57in).

A unique artwork by Giles Newman, the Moth & Moon spoon’s design was inspired by the pale silvery cream, moon-like colour of the of wood from which it is carved. Carved entirely by hand from a piece of Holly wood (donated by a landowner in St. Helens, England) using only an axe and two knives, the design of this piece was informed by records of ancient Pagan and Druid symbology.

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.

Please note: Price includes insured worldwide shipping.

To retain the natural pale colouration of the wood the spoon has been left un-oiled. If intended for use, it is essential that it be oiled and left to dry first in order to protect the wood from staining and moisture. 

**Please note that oiling the spoon will darken the wood. 

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 to be used, the spoon should be oiled first using a non-toxic, food safe oil. Tung Oil is the product that Giles uses on all of his work.

  • If used, hand wash only with 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.