Mid April this year Norman D. Stevens contacted me and told the story of his spoon collection , specially the 9" teaspoon collection, and asked if I would consider to donate a spoon to his collection. I must admitI was flattered. Someone living so far away had noticed my work and wanted my spoon to be a part of a unique collection.
I desided that the spoon had to be made from an Elder tree growing in the garden. The Elder has a long tradition as a material for spoons and it is closely connected to folklore in Scandinavia.
I had one major problem, when I finished the spoon -The spoon is 10"- I considered to shorten the shaft 1", but it would change the lines and the balance and I desided to keep it ,as it was born and hope that Norman accepts the spoon as a part of the 9" tea-spoon collection.