When I talk to people about my craft and the pleasure of owning and using handmade objects I often mention how each item is unique and individual. While I was away at Spoonfest 2014 I had a brilliant demonstration of that.
I bought a wooden plate from my good mate Robin Wood several years ago and, although I use it nearly every day I’ve never really paid close attention to it and didn’t think I could describe it. Then, during the course of the weekend, my plate got mixed up during the group washing up. As you can imagine, there are a lot of wooden bowls and plates around at Spoonfest with many of them made by Robin yet, when I looked through the pile I recognised mine instantly without even a shadow of a doubt. It was lovely to think that I’d unconsciously made such a bond with it.