Friday, April 4, 2014

Springtime Handmade Market Vendor Profile: Burntwood Makery

Joel Kroeker wears many hats, many of them he made himself, most of them knitted. (But that's another story for another time.) One of those hats is spoon carver. (It's an orange & blue one. The hat, that is.) After taking a guitar building course he discovered that his heart & hands liked carving wood. Wanting to make some wooden birthday gifts, he carved a few wooden spoons & burnt some designs on them. It so happened that those people liked them. & he just so happened to like making them. He continues to make everything from the smallest salt spoon to large stir-fry paddles.

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