Announcement Welcome and "Croeso". I sculpt in wood hand-carved lovespoons in the Welsh and Swedish traditions, decorative wooden spoons, wooden spoons for the kitchen, wood spirits, Santas and other figures carved using only hand tools. Unless otherwise stated all items are One Of A Kind. Commissions for custom lovespoons and decorative spoons are gratefully accepted. See my Shop Policies for details.
Welcome and "Croeso". I sculpt in wood hand-carved lovespoons in the Welsh and Swedish traditions, decorative wooden spoons, wooden spoons for the kitchen, wood spirits, Santas and other figures carved using only hand tools. Unless otherwise stated all items are One Of A Kind. Commissions for custom lovespoons and decorative spoons are gratefully accepted. See my Shop Policies for details.
The Art of Romance in Wood
I have been carving, off and on, for over 50 years having learned, quite literally, at my father's knee. I got my first pocket knife when I was just eight. My first carving efforts consisted of making little sticks from big sticks. As I watched my Dad making eagles, alligators, donkeys, and other figures I began to try it myself. I worked my way through all sorts of figures becoming especially fascinated by faces.
Then, a little over five years ago, I discovered the Welsh Love Spoon. I became obsessed with the history and symbology of the form. What I really like is working with clients to come up with a design that contains symbols uniquely their own.
I would love to work with you to provide a gift for yourself or your loved ones for a wedding, anniversary, or birthday which is the only one of its kind in the world.
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I am a sculptor of wood who specializes in Welsh and Scandinavian Love Spoons. I've been carving off and on for over 50 years. I love working with clients to come up with a custom design that fits their unique needs.
My purpose here is to connect with people and help them to enrich their lives. My customers are individual people, not corporate demographics.
I am happy to gift wrap your purchase for free. Just let me know in the "Message to Seller" during the checkout process.
I am happy to do custom work for lovespoons and decorative spoons. Please see the "Additional Policies" below for more detail.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to contact me via convo or email at robertt785 [!at] aol.com
Accepted payment methods
Please make your payment within 24-hours of placing your order.
International orders will be shipped USPS First Class. The buyer will be responsible for any and all customs, tariffs, or VAT fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
Additional policies and FAQs
Upon request I will carve three initials and a date into the lovespoons at no additional charge. I will accept commissions for custom lovespoons, pricing to be determined on a case-by-case basis. Convo me or email me at bobtinsley785 [!at] gmail.com.
Commission quotes are absolutely FREE of charge. After establishing some details about the type of design you want and the type of wood, I will work up a design and send it to you for approval with a price. You may feel free to change or massage the design up to the point I start carving.
Once you have accepted the design and price I will present you with an art commission agreement to sign before I begin work. This agreement will describe the work being done along with a copy of the final design, the payment, payment schedule and a few other items. This document is a protection for both you and me to ensure that we both get what we agreed upon. I require 50% up front before I begin work with the balance due upon completion.
I require a minimum of four business weeks to complete a single piece, depending on the complexity of the design. More complex designs require longer production times. If you are in a rush, contact me, and we can discuss shortening the time frame. A shorter time frame usually means a higher fee.
I use USPS Priority Mail. Unless otherwise indicated shipping within the continental United States is free. A typical charge for other destinations is $20 for a large item or $10 for a small item. The shipping charge will be detailed in the commission agreement.
Thank you for your understanding. I truly appreciate your business.