Hand carved spoons are a licence to be creative. Form and shape in three dimensions, wood strength, grain patterns all influence design. Each piece of wood is different therefore each spoon will be different.
I make different designs some with more of my influence in them like the cooking spoons and others where the process is more determined by the wood. This is the main advantage of hand tools, you feel the wood grain and can react.
This was a very productive day’s carving, my best ever. Previous record was about three… As you can see the shape is roughly similar but not identical. They are all from the same willow log and will be treated with walnut oil when dry to protect the wood in use. The spoons are £10, Spatulas £7