Spoonin’: A Showcase of Handcrafted Spoons

Handcrafted wooden spoon by Asheville artist Aaron Iaquinto.
Handcrafted wooden spoon by Asheville artist Aaron Iaquinto.

Spoonin’: A Showcase of Handcrafted Spoons will open at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, September 14, with a reception from 2-5pm (free and open to the public). This group exhibition will include both functional and sculptural works from 18 notable artists from across the country, whose mediums range from wood to sterling silver and copper. Spoonin’ will remain on view through Sunday, October 13, 2019.

Sterling silver strainer spoon handcrafted by Jill Rikkers.

Grovewood Gallery’s exhibition of handmade spoons will coincide with American Craft Week, the country’s largest celebration of American craft, which takes place October 4 – 13. To highlight this special occasion, the gallery will host spoon-making demonstrations on October 5 and 12 from 11am-4pm with Asheville artist Aaron Iaquinto. Aaron, a fine woodworker at The Old Wood Co in the River Arts District, will talk about the different stages in his spoon-making process and demonstrate how he creates the handles and bowls for his spoons. He will also show metal inlay techniques for creating intricate designs on wooden handles.

Participating artists in Spoonin’ include: Curtis Buchanan, Lisa Colby, Andrew Dohner, Melissa Engler, David Fisher, Mark Gardner, Barry Gordon, Aaron Iaquinto, Kristin LeVier, Tim Manney, Erica Moody, Dawson Moore, Graeme Priddle, Jill Rikkers, Norm Sartorius, Gerrit Van Ness, Terry Widner, and Wild Cherry Spoons.

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