Great White Shark sculpture

I personally very much like this Great White Shark sculpture.

Hand carved from Privet wood, it maintains its grain pattern to add an extra dimension to the overall shape.

Based on a shark that I photographed as it swan passed me, it expresses the calmness of the real creature.

The base is Grevillia wood.

Measures 195mm (L) 80mm (H) 58mm (W)

Price A$135 including post Australia wide. Add A$15 for international shipping 


See also this Shark


Not so much spoons, as works of art

Black Macadamia Spoon

This attractive spoon is handmade from from rare black Macadamia wood. (The same species as the nuts come from).

The price reflects the extreme rareness of this colouration and the delicate work require in its creation.

This spoon features a serpentine handle featuring amazing grain pattern medullary rays radiating out , rounded bowl that continues the radiating medullary ray spread throughout the piece.

  • Height: 1.2 Centimetres
  • Width: 5.5 Centimetres
  • Depth: 8 Centimetres

Price $75 including shipping Australia-wide  .


Eucalyptus Stick Spoon

This quirky Eucalyptus stick spoon is a perfect item for the collector of the unusual/ novel collectibles.

A must as a gift, this unusual stick spoon is a great conversation piece

It features amazing grain and retains some bark and branch stumps to highlight the natural origins.

The item has been finished with several coats of special vegetable gum sealer that gives the item a natural sheen.

Measures 210mm long (8.5″) bowl 40w (1.6″) x 32mm (1.25″)

Price $40 including shipping Australia-wide  .


White acacia stick spoon

Enjoy the natural transition from stick to sleek white bowl that feature delicate grain patterns.

Crafted from locally source white acacia it is a one-off as dictated by nature.

The item has been finished with several coats of special vegetable gum sealer that gives the item a natural sheen.

Measures 210mm long (8.5″) bowl 60mm (2.4″) x 32mm (1.25″)

Price $40 including shipping Australia-wide  .


Bent Spoon for arthritis, rheumatic hands, grip cutlery

This attractive bent spoon disability aid spoon is handmade from Cotoneaster wood sustainably harvested from an urban tree in Queensland.

This spoon features a sweeping curved handle end and large easy-grip handle that is perfect for those with restricted grip or wrist movement due to arthritis, rheumatic arthritis, decreased mobility, injury etc.

Totally hand crafted, this wooden spoon is the item for someone not wanting to use an institutional looking item of cutlery

Spoon handle measures 140mm (5 1/2″) bowl 40mm (1 1/2″) x 65mm (2 1/2″)

Price $35 including shipping Australia-wide  .


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Brazilian Pepper wood whale

This delightful hand crafted wooden whale styled along the lines of a humpback whale or bow head whale  is the perfect gift for birthday gift retirement gift, house warming gift, wedding or anniversary gift.

Or buy it for yourself, just because you love it!

The item features a unique design, following the natural tendency of the wood. The item’s natural grain flows along the whale’s flanks and flukes that exhibits a wonderful flow and movement. It will make a wonderful display piece.

length 135mm (5.25″)
35mmx60mm ( 1 1/4″x2 1/4″)

Price $55 incl domestic shipping . 


Great White Shark original wooden sculpture (For Sale)


This hand carved art sculpture of a Great White Shark is made from Australian Lilly Pilly timber.

The item is one-off has been made using only carving axe and specialist knives. No power tools.

The timber has a raw wood finish that features other tool marks and slight imperfections that liken the sculpture to a real shark with life scars!

The object can be wall mounted or affixed to a board. The item does not include wall fixtures or backboard.

The item can be finished in a natural plant oil finish at small extra cost.
Length 215mm (8.5″”)

Can be shipped world-wide

Price $85 incl domestic shipping 


See also this Shark

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Spoon carving workshops

spoon carving class

Spooning sisters

Learn how to carve your own wooden spoon using traditional techniques and your own hands by attending this small group one day workshop led by your tutor, Matt Eliason (AKA Spoonguy) who has over 2,500 hours experience in spoon carving.

Held in Toowoomba, (an easy 1.5 hr drive from Brisbane if you are there!) the workshop covers:

  • Types of wood
  • Sourcing wood and things to consider
  • How to get the best spoon from wood
  • Concepts of spoon design
  • Demonstration of axe work (Hands on at the end of the day, time permitting)
  • Different safe grips, cutting stokes and other aspects while working on your own spoon
  • Dealing with issues of green wood carving while working the wood
  • Knives and knife sharpening
  • Finishing coatings

The day progresses at a gentle pace, with plenty of one-on-one attention that is only possible in a small group workshop environment.

We carve together, with tool work clearly demonstrated and students work followed to ensure safe and effective tool use.

We take a break for morning tea and afternoon tea (supplied) and lunch (bring your own).

At the end of the day you will have an eating spoon, or a cooking spoon or a serving  spoon that is very close to completion for you to take home.

You can purchase knives used on the day at cost price.

Workshops run from 9-4 or 9.30-4.30 if participants are traveling to attend.

Current class sizes are limited to four to allow maximum interaction.

Tuition fee: $120

Questions? Please feel free to Email me  or call 0409 349 752

Next workshops

August 25 (Saturday) Hurry just 3 spots left!

September 2 (Sunday) Hurry just 2 spots left!

September 22 (Saturday)

September 23 (Sunday)

**If you have 2-4 people and want to nominate your own date I’m happy to consider it.

Spoon carving workshop Brisbane.  I will travel and conduct a workshop (minimum 4 people and extra fee applied). You need to provide the venue – backyard will do.

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Final $100 cash on day. Tools available for purchase after at  $110 for the two knives.

I also have bent knife covers ($15) and leather strops ($10) for sale on the day.

If you can arrange two people, I can do other dates by arrangement

About your tutor

Matt has been carving spoons since 2016. Using skills developed over that time (over 2500 hours carving), Matt has carved a wide variety of spoons using various timbers on almost a full-time basis.

Spoons are sold around the world for practical use and collection.

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Bottle brush one teaspoon measure – arthritis friendly

This nice one teaspoon measure spoon has a larger handle to allow better grip for people with arthritis or other issues with holding smaller items, but still wants to cook.

Of course it is also great for someone wanting a measuring spoon with a difference!

Made from bottle brush timber from a garden pruning that would have otherwise ended up in the chipper, it has been up-purpased to a useful item that will last for many years.

Finished with linseed oil and beeswax, it fits comfortably in the hand.

Measures:  Length 220mm (8 3/4″)

Buy today $30 (includes postage Australia-wide). 

     Local pickup (Toowoomba) by arrangement (-$10).

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Beautiful snake inspired cooking spoon – Pecan timber

Beautiful snake inspired cooking spoon – Pecan timber

This attractive curved round handled Pecan timber spoon is handmade with a unique serpent shape in the neck of the handle and a snake shaped head, making it truly unique.

The off-white timber features subtle dark flecks.

Length 300mm (12″) Bowl 70mm (2 3/4″) x 45mm (1 3/4″)

Buy today $55 (includes postage Australia-wide). 

   Local pickup (Toowoomba) by arrangement.

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Curved spoon with leaf decoration and attractive bowl – Pecan tree wood

Curved spoon with leaf decoration and attractive bowl – Pecan tree wood

This attractive spoon is handmade from the timber of the edible nut tree – the Pecan Tree.

This spoon features a sweeping curved handle, rounded bowl with the accent and leaf motif on the end of the handle

Spoon measures 325mm (12 1/2″) bowl 65mm (2 1/2″) x 90mm (3 1/2″)

Buy today $60 (includes postage Australia-wide). 

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Serving ladle – unusual white olive wood

Serving ladle – unusual white olive wood

This serving spoon/ ladle is rare because the olive timber is white rather the the brown patterned timber normally associated with olive wood.

The curved handle is an absolute joy to hold and fits the hand perfectly.

Perfect for use in the kitchen for serving various foods or as a feature piece.

It is sold in its raw timber state, but a coat of natural hardening oil can be applied if you wish.

Length 285mm (11.25″)
Bowl 75x55mm (2.9×2.2″)

Buy today $100 (includes postage Australia-wide). 

  Local pickup (Toowoomba) by arrangement


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