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Winter Solstice / Christmas Spoon

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Winter Solstice / Christmas Spoon

1,695.00
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  • One-off piece of functional art.

  • Carving time: Over 500 hours.

  • Signed on the reverse.

  • Carved entirely by hand from a single piece of Silver Birch.

  • Responsibly foraged, wind fallen wood.

  • Length: 35cm (13.8in).

  • Bowl Width: 6.2cm (2.4in).

Carved for a TV series in the UK (‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ 2018, Channel 4), the design of this serving spoon was inspired by the plants and tree foliage that have traditionally been used to decorate homes during the Winter Solstice and Christmas period. Featuring Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe intertwined to form the handle, the carving is designed to be both a functional spoon and a piece of art.

Individually designed and hand carved by knife from a single piece of wood, this serving spoon is a truly unique, one off piece of functional art, signed by Giles Newman and never to be reproduced. Ideal as a gift for a loved one or as an heirloom item to pass down for generations to come.

The Silver Birch for this spoon was responsibly sourced from a tree that fell during winter storms in the woodland Giles manages in North Wales, UK.

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  • One-off piece of functional art.

  • Carving time: Over 500 hours.

  • Signed on the reverse.

  • Carved entirely by hand from a single piece of Silver Birch.

  • Responsibly foraged, wind fallen wood.

  • Length: 35cm (13.8in).

  • Bowl Width: 6.2cm (2.4in).

Carved for a TV series in the UK (‘Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas’ 2018, Channel 4), the design of this serving spoon was inspired by the plants and tree foliage that have traditionally been used to decorate homes during the Winter Solstice and Christmas period. Featuring Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe intertwined to form the handle, the carving is designed to be both a functional spoon and a piece of art.

Individually designed and hand carved by knife from a single piece of wood, this serving spoon is a truly unique, one off piece of functional art, signed by Giles Newman and never to be reproduced. Ideal as a gift for a loved one or as an heirloom item to pass down for generations to come.

The Silver Birch for this spoon was responsibly sourced from a tree that fell during winter storms in the woodland Giles manages in North Wales, UK.

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.

- The spoon has been coated with foodsafe Tung Oil which prevents staining through use.

- 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.