Dan Dustin has been making spoons in New Hampshire for over 40 years. He is a long-time veteran of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, and has exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum and Elements Gallery in New York City. Several of his spoons have been purchased by the Currier Museum of Art for its permanent collection. Dan was featured in the June, 1981 issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine.
Dan's roots in the New Hampshire family farm are reflected in both his work and in a teaching style that earned him "Best Arts Teacher in Concord, NH" in 2009.
Like the axe handles he and his ancestors made, Dan's spoons are split from green wood, carved to lightness and balance, and cooked dry under hot beeswax and walnut oil. This makes the spoons incredibly strong yet flexible -- hard of surface, but yielding to the hand. Each one follows the grain of the individual piece of wood and is a work of beauty and usefulness.