Karen Davis of Sunbright, Tennessee is one of the premier wooden spoonmakers working today. It all begin when she broke her last "store bought spoon" while canning tomatoes.
She took a scrap of poplar from the firewood pile, using the broken spoon as a pattern and tools from her husband's auto body repair shop, she made her first wooden spoon. Which she is still using.
She was asked to bring her wooden spoons to Historic Rugby's Spring Festival. That started 25 continuous years of of being on the Commissary porch for their Spring Festivals which lead to her being juried into the Foothills Craft Guild based in Knoxville and TACA, "Tennessee Association of Craft Artists" based in Nashville, making her dream of being a woodworker come true and turning her into a "Spoonmaker."
She expanded on the tools from the repair shop and perfected her techniques and pattern designs. Karen uses local woods, cherry, maple, poplar and sometimes walnut. From her property or local saw mills.
The name of Karen's business is Anything Treen. Treen means taken from the tree. She believes she can make almost anything from wood, including a cowboy hat.
All wooden spoons are made to order. Visit the Spoons page to find the wooden spoons you like and place your order.