Spalted Rose Spoon
Often a piece of wood speaks to me when I start working with it. The individual beauty of the timber through it’s unique characteristics can direct the nature of the carving that I produce. In this case, the grain pattern and spalted colouring (caused by fungus within the wood) played a large part in deciding the design of the Rose spoon. As beautiful as spalting often is, since it most frequently occurs in dead trees, it can be an indication of uncarvable rotten wood; thankfully, in this instance no rot was present. Hand carved in English Oak.