We swoon for Sam's Spoons!!! Farmgirl Outfitters is "over the moon" for Sam Tallman's handcrafted spoons and excited to share his craftsmanship with you at our upcoming barn sale event on July 29th-30th. The natural color variations in the wood and their hand-carved shape left me weak in the knees! Don't miss Sam's booth when you get here! Here is Sam's story:
About the Artist
After a life in the hectic and pressure filled manufacturing industry, I have found solace and peace in creating functional, heirloom pieces of art from something that would otherwise be cast aside as useless. Completely self-taught, I have spent many, many hours in my tiny 8'X12' studio with my faithful golden retriever Mack, discovering the secrets and the beauty of wood carving.
All of my spoons are crafted by hand from found or donated wood. Friends have donated limbs or sections of logs from trees that were blown down in storms, or trimmed for the healthy growth of the tree. Some of the wood was found by following the crews that clear power line right of ways. The spoons are carved straight from the green wood using only an ax and knives. Once the spoon is created, it is left to dry for a week before a light sanding smoothes the edges without destroying the hand carved beauty and feel. An application of a special blend of mineral oil, walnut oil, and beeswax completes the transformation from an ignored and leftover limb or log to a functional piece of art.
Thank you for your support, I hope you enjoy this art as much as I enjoy creating it!
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I love levi's and flannel shirts with the sleeves rolled up. I love every opportunity to create unique furniture whether it's simply a repaint or a custom build project.
345 Fairmount Road Statesville NC 28625
Interstate 77 to exit 59 go East on Tomlin Mill Road 8 tenths of a mile, turn right on Fairmount Road, We are 1 mile on the Right.