Corindi Spoons


Handcrafted by John Gallagher

Corindi Beach NSW

Supporting original handcrafted woodcarving in Australia

. unique . collectable . family heirloom . custom orders .

Symbols

Woods & Finishes

About the Artist

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 March 2007

Gareth Davies (right) retired Welsh Rugby Union captain presents Phil Waugh (left) with "Brothers In Arms", a spoon commissioned for the occasion by the Australian Rugby Union, televised on  Ch 10 Sports Tonight

 

Spoon Sampler

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HISTORY
 
The Welsh Love Spoon is an intricate form of hand carving from the 1600s, with the oldest surviving example dating back to about 1650. According to Welsh folklore these ornately carved spoons were traditionally made by young men and offered as gifts to the girls they loved. The old English expression to 'go spooning' is believed to have its origin in early Wales.
 
Over the centuries, giving and receiving love spoons has become a more widespread custom. It is now quite common to give love spoons to family and friends for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, christenings and other special events.
 
The spoons I carve have been made in the ancient Welsh tradition - hand carved from a single piece of wood that has either been found by or given. The detailed themes on every spoon's handle are unique and symbolic.
 
There is significance to each part of the spoon through which a message of love and intentions are passed. Today, love spoons have become a highly collectable from of art, valued all over the world.


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Please send me an email if you would like to talk about any of these spoons, or we could discuss a design of your own.
 
All of these spoons will cost between $50 and $150 AUD, depending on the complexity. Plus shipping and handling usually about $10 per spoon.
 
Shipping - I have sent spoons to Europe, the U.K. and North America, so as long as we organise an address, it's all too easy. They are light objects so I send them airmail.
 
Delivery Time - a spoon will usually take about a week to complete, depending on the complexity of the spoon and other work at hand. Allow 10 days for shipping.