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A Spoon Carver in Spitalfields

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A Spoon Carver in Spitalfields

November 15, 2012

Discovered via Spitalfields Life and immediately filed under “There’ll always be an England”: spoon carver Barnaby Carder, who “sits in the window at 260 Hackney Road carving spoons for eight hours at a stretch. He sees the rush hour go one way and then he sees the rush hour go the other way, and in between friends pop in for a chat.”

So devoted is Carder to his craft that he cofounded Spoonfest, an international gathering of spoon carvers held each summer in a wood in Edale. He also teaches spoon making a couple of days a week using wood he gathers from Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park. Read more about Carter at Spitalfields Life; for purchasing information, go to Barn the Spoon.

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Above: Carder at work in his Spitalfields shop. Photo via Spitalfields Life.

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Above: A collection of Carder’s spoons. Photo via Barn the Spoon.

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Above: “When I’ve made a good spoon I feel good within myself,” Carder says. Photo via Spitalfields Life.

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