By Will Priestley
These Pocket Spoons are not only perfect for food on the go, but also for everyday use in your home.
Will uses only four hand tools to collect and carve his products; a foldable saw, an axe, a straight-bladed carving knife and a crook knife for hollowing the spoon bowl. By keeping these tools as sharp as possible and with his experienced technique, the wood has a lovely 'tool finish' that is smoother than what could be achieved with sandpaper.
All of the wood comes from within 10 miles of Bristol, UK and is ethically and sustainably sourced, being a by-product of conservation work that would otherwise be burned or left to rot. Will uses hardwoods native to the British Isles, predominantly cherry, sycamore, birch, elm and beech, but really anything he can get his hands on!
Using a wooden spoon to eat with has been recorded as far back as the Egyptians. The wooden cooking spoon has survived the test of time and is still very popular in homes and professional kitchens. The wonderful thing about wooden eating spoons is they don't chemically react with acidic foods, they don’t melt or leach chemicals into hot foods and they don't harbour bacteria anymore than metal and plastic spoons. They can last forever and look lovely in a spoon rack on your wall.