Saturday, 28 April 2012

Why handmade kitchenware?

It's a good question, one that I've been asked many times: why spend time and effort making a spoon, or a spreader, say, that has little if any intrinsic value, that could be bought mass produced from Wilkinsons or some other low cost shop for a fraction of what I would have to sell mine for if I was to recoupe any of the cost of manufacturing it? Well, I don't really know the answer to that. All I do know is that I enjoy making something in the way it has probably been made since time immemorial and that there is a strange, unquantifiable pleasure to be gained from using such utensils and implements - it somehow makes eating more than just staying alive.

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