Friday, July 10, 2015

Big Bamboo!

The power company was cutting back trees along the Pottery Highway. About a half mile from our house is giant stand of bamboo. Jeff stopped and asked the tree guys if he could collect some of the bamboo they cut. The said, "Help yourself!".

Jeff went right to work creating tea and water scoops of various sizes. He also made us some cool new chopsticks. He designed the chopsticks after some that he used in Japan. They are square and much easier to use than the round ones. I don't seem to have a photo of the chopsticks.

He is training the handles to stay in position. Once set, he plans to re-wrap them with copper wire in a neater fashion.

Can't wait to see what he does with the giant stalks!


  1. wow, those are all beautiful, I especially like the scoops. I have a bamboo back scratcher that i got in San Francisco in the 70s and it's still good.

  2. Looks like he is holding a giant oboe.

  3. Things like that grow in NC????? Whoa :)

  4. Ever since we made brushes in my class at Penland I’ve been looking at bamboo as a pottery tool. I had not thought about making ladles.


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