They are just pretending to be human, free standing with their strong handles...
A wooden spoon and folk with unique character.
Made in Japan.
This item is one of the series of hand carved cutlery by Uda Masashi. Each piece is one-off.
Made from single piece of Japanese solid wood and finished with 100% plant based oil.
Their strong handles are comfortable to hold, easy to serve food, and even free stand with asymmetrically designed large head on top!
Sold individually. Price is for one item only.
Ceramic head is not included.
Length 15.7 cm - 6" 1/4
Width 4.6 cm - 2"
Artist: Uda Masashi
Hand Carved Wooden Spoon
About the Maker
Uda Masashi is a woodworker who crafts tableware and home items from locally and responsibly sourced wood. All his pieces are carefully hand carved and one of a kind.
The pieces Uda creates are relaxed, friendly and warm. Many are designed asymmetrically, warped or round-edged, embracing irregular organic form, and make people smile. Naturally these pieces connect with the user's feeling and produce an emotional tie.
Uda uses natural dye, including Japanese indigo, to stain wood and also combines with wax technique. his tableware are treated with pure plants oil and food safe. Japanese cherry, walnut, chestnut are the most used variety of wood.
Uda studied furniture design at polytechnic and worked as stage setter as well as furniture maker. Later he found his passion on rather smaller functional objects and set up his own studio, Monom.
Monom is tucked in a quiet mountain village in Chichibu in Japan, where many people travel to see the maker and buy new pieces.
Please wash this item by hand. Not dishwasher safe.
It is not recommendable to leave wooden item soaked in water. Let this item air dried completely after washing up with soapy water.
This item is treated with 100 % plant based oil, which could transfer when it is new.
Apply any oil when the wood starts to look like dry. For tableware, natural plant oil such as linseed, walnut or tung oil if available. Wipe off any excess oil after application.