Jon Ashley's Profile
I am an artist and single father living on Maui with my four amazing children. I began making chopsticks, spoons and cutting boards for friends and family. The requests kept coming in, so eight years later here I am on etsy. All items are made with love and passion in my home woodshop on the north shore of Maui. I love to make things that are comfortable to use and handle, so people will enjoy using them every day.
I spend extra time sanding each piece to a satin smooth finish and use rice bran oil to finish the wood. It is a mild, odorless oil with a high heat tolerance and 100% edible! Some woodworkers use mineral oil which is a petroleum product and although it is considered 'foodsafe', I feel no need to bring the crude into the kitchen. My hair sticks also get two coats of a proprietary beeswax/oil finish to ensure a durable, long lasting beauty…
- Joined August 24, 2010