THE WOODSMEN: BARNABY CARDER

April 9, 2015 / OLD news posts

Barnaby Carder – aka Barn the Spoon – makes spoons from sustainably sourced maple and cherrywood in the window of his shop on the Hackney Road, London.

He is the mastermind behind Spoonfest, a six-day annual celebration of hand-carved wooden spoons on the Pennine Way. For him, the festival is about celebrating the purity of wood. ‘It’s such a beautiful material and there’s something satisfying about shaping it with a simple, razor-sharp tool,’ he says.

Watch the video to find out more about how he produces his one-of-a-kind pieces.

For more on craft, read our April issue or watch exclusive videos of woodworkers Tom Raffield and Sebastian Cox