An Interview with Patrik Bäck

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 Tell us a little about yourself: I’m 34 years old, and I live in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my to lovely daughters and our, not always so lovely, dog 😉 For the last 15 or so years, I’ve been working in different pet shops and animals and nature have always been a big … Read more

An Interview with Samuel Alexander

JUNE 18, 2019 I remember well the day I that read a wonderful post on Samuel Alexander’s Instagram feed. In it, he shared that he planned “to be more open with people about how therapeutic carving can be and how it can help with people’s struggles and bumpy roads.” It’s a recurring theme among many … Read more

An Interview with Paul Adamson

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been carving spoons and how did you first get interested in it? I’ve been carving spoons since 2004, and pointy sticks since 1980. I first got interested in moving on from sticks for roasting food over camp fires, to spoons when I … Read more

An Interview with Sue Ackerman

DECEMBER 30, 2019 I’m very happy to share the following interview with Sue Ackerman. Tell us a little about yourself: I was born and raised in the Midwest, mainly Minnesota and Iowa, with a brief run in Missouri. I’ve been a lifelong, sharp-stick-by-the-campfire carver since childhood. I was married for 14 years to the father … Read more

October 2023

After a very long break, I’ve decided to occasionally share a few spoon carving thoughts here in my journal. I hope to eventually add back some older journal entries and interviews that weren’t lost in a website update a couple of years ago. Recently, I reread Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the … Read more