David Western, prominent lovespoon artist and the author of The Fine Art of Carving Lovespoons, applies his knowledge, perspective and insight to give the reader an all-encompassing view of the history of heirloom lovespoons. Discover the significance of the symbols carved into almost every handle. Filled with rich, vivid photos and historical facts and legends.
|Publisher:||Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
While running a cabinetmaking shop in Victoria, David's casual interest in Welsh lovespoons grew into an overwhelming passion. Carving lovespoons to order is now his livelihood. David also teaches lovespoon carving at Camosun College in Victoria.
David specializes in complicated and delicate Celtic knotwork. He also draws ideas from Art Deco, Northwest Coast First Nations, and Islamic art forms when creating his unique designs. He keeps a foot firmly in tradition though: each of his spoons is handcarved from a single piece of wood. All of David's spoons also demonstrate the deep passion and commitment that separate genuine lovespoons from mere souvenirs.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
Chapter 1: The History of Lovespoons
Chapter 2: Lovespoon Myths
Chapter 3: Symbols
Chapter 4: Interpreting Lovespoons
Chapter 5: Making a Lovespoon
Chapter 6: Lovespoons Today - A Gallery