Sunday, 29 May 2016

ash and cherry

Another tea scoop from the 120+ years old ash wood from our garden and wild cherry tea pick. I think they would make a nice couple :) I was playing with the bottom of the scoop a little bit and created wavy surface. I already did this before, really like how this feels and looks.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

maple wood

I already posted about naturally blackened maple some time ago. I love this contrast between light and simple inside of the scoop which is good for the tea leaves to stand out and black or heavily ornamented outer surface. I am experimenting with different approach to the outer surface treating. You basically have three options here. You can leave it completely natural, you can sand a polish it a bit or you can remove some of the blackened layer which gives you very nice patterns. All three surfaces are very interesting and beautiful. I try to take a picture of it, hard to get on the photo.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

the shape

I am really happy with this new shape and just wanted to share another scoop made from the amazing oak wood I collected recently. This shape feels so nice in the hand, so pleasant to hold. Joy to touch this wood.

larch tea pick

Larch wood was one of the first woods I start using for making the tea picks. I usually work with smaller branches but this time I tried to use larger one which gives me more control over the grain.

wild cherry wood

This tea pick is made from the wild cherry wood I collect few days ago. Prior to this I made few scoops from the cherry wood but this wild cherry is even more beautiful. I like its reddish color and contrast stripes in the wood's grain. Wood has such a pleasant smell, so sweet and fruity, joy to work with.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016


My neighbor was cleaning his workshop and was just about to burn some old walnut pieces, I couldn't let that happened. The wood is so beautiful, will be turned into something useful. The wood comes from a nearby village, it was a old tree on the village centre. First scoop from this wood.

tea picks

Some tea picks that I made recently. Trying different and new woods. I love to make these.



"creek wood" spruce


oak and yew

and another sample of the creek wood, pick rest

shop update

Some pieces are up on KlasekTea. Thank you!