This spoon was sculpted from a tree that had to be removed for safety reasons from a friend's backyard in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The lighter shades are sapwood from the perimeter of the log, just under the bark.
The narrow handle on this spoon works well for cooks with small hands, and the asymmetrical head enables it to fit the contours of multiple pans.
The utensil has been soaked in food-safe mineral oil and buffed with wax from our bees. The glossy finish will eventually fade with use and be replaced with muted color variations and a fine, velvety patina. You may use mineral oil or other food-safe treatments will sharpen colors if you desire, but no treatment is necessary for the spoon to remain useful.