Amy on Aug 15, 2016
Thanks for parting with this beauty, Terry. It arrived today and I've had so much fun touching and looking at it in person! Fine woodworking whimsy! I love that you were able to get the date on it too. The two rock donuts really balance it out. It was a good use for them. The light colored clear maple contrasts so nicely with the dark and busy figured burl. And I'm sure the lowly toothpick pieces are now proud as punch to be elevated to the status of fine art!
Amy on Aug 9, 2016
I am in awe at how Terry was able to make this amazing spoon from one piece of wood. The easy way of doing it would have been to make the bowl and handle separately and then to have reattached them. But no, THIS spoon is VERY SPECIAL in that the bowl and handle were never amputated from each other, showing the original oneness of the sap and heartwood. While it certainly is a spoon with a lid, it makes for a very original ring holder. Wonderful smoothness and craftsmanship!
freehugsforsale on Jun 27, 2016
Gorgeous work! In love with my new ceremonial spoon.
Too many designs ....and not enough time.
Although I can not draw worth a hoot, I still have always enjoyed 'doodling' with pen and paper. I have several sketchbooks filled with all sorts of designs... for wood and other materials.
Over the years I have done woodworking in spurts but the flood of ideas seemed to create a sort of bottleneck ....which seemed to prevent me from completing projects.
In the past I have made boxes, canes, carvings, marquetry, wood turnings and a pipe. But these would come in short bursts of activity and then years would pass before another few pieces were made.
In 2009 I began focusing on wooden spoons... having been inspired by the work of Norm Sartorius and others. A wooden spoon is fairly small but is unlimited in its design possibilities.
Somehow, focusing on mostly spoons seemed to unclog the bottleneck and I have completed more projects in the last three years than all the years that came before.
I have nurtured my creativity and while others mostly think it is innate, I believe that anyone can immensely increase their creativity simply enough.
It gives me a great lift when someone appreciates my work. Even if it doesn't lead to a purchase, there is still that knowing that we connected at some level.
One day I hope to be able to sit and watch some other carvers work and learn some of their 'secrets' for technique and speed. Carving is a slow process for me.... but an enjoyable process. I never know what the end result is going to be... and I enjoy watching it unfold... sometimes taking a 90 degree turn midstream..
Hope you enjoy having a look at my pieces and please visit my webpage at www.spoontaneous.com Thanks!
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I grew up in an orphanage from age 6 through finishing high school. During high school I was able to take one art class.... but showed absolutely no promise at all. Studied Landscape Design in college and learned a few basic design principles.
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