It all started the day I forgot to put a spoon in my lunch bag when I was working as an apprentice to a furniture maker. I took a piece of scrap wood and quickly shaped a spoon. I had majored in art and design at the University of Illinois, and wanted to create something both beautiful and functional, which led me to explore working with wood. I hope you'll enjoy the balance, function and quality we have built into every utensil and that they will serve you with pleasure for many years. Thanks to our wonderful customers for choosing American hand crafted spoons.