Heirloom Spoon is the celebration of traditional woodcraft in its simplest form.
From utilitarian spoons to rustic cups and bowls, Adam Weaver creates his work using age old techniques learned in England and Wales. Inspiration for this craft is drawn from ancient Norse woodcraft and 'Wabi-Sabi', the perfection within imperfection.
At an early age, Adam has been interested in Woodcraft, having helped to build a cedar strip canoe with his grandfather, who is a well-respected woodworker in Ontario. After nearly a decade of living in countries all over the world, Adam re-discovered an appreciation for authentic 'lost crafts'. In 2013, he spent 6 months volunteering in rural Uganda, where he saw the craft of mask and drum carving. Later, he spent some time working on a farm in Wales, where he met a 'bodger', a man who carved stools out of greenwood.This was the first time he had seen a variety of old hand tools, and was inspired. Fast forward to today, Adam now teaches his own wood crafting course at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and continues to experiment with new techniques.
Adam works as a Community Development Coordinator at The Ville Cooperative and mentors’ interns in regenerative agriculture. He is an advocate for Permaculture and received his Permaculture Design Certificate in 2014.
All products are made using traditional woodworking techniques and proudly without the use of power tools.