I’ve been surrounded by wooden spoons my entire life. When I was 18, in 2012, I helped my father Robin Wood organise the very first Spoonfest. As I was designing a graphic for the festival T-shirts I noticed something. All the instructors were male. Where were all the female spooncarvers? Although spooncarving courses are very mixed in terms of gender, the professionals were all men. At that point I decided that by the next year I would be good enough to teach. And I was.
That set off an obsession that’s continued to this day. The hunt for perfection. I’ve been learning and refining my spoons ever since. I’m particularly fascinated by the eating spoon. There are endless challenges there to be conquered. Other spoons, if they don’t function to their peak potential, will still be used. An eating spoon has to work in your mouth. My spoons are the product of a lifetime of learning and refinement. I obsess over every shape and curve to create the perfect combination of function and beauty.