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Tom Muir

Tom Muir

Tom Muir enjoys making organic forms.  The interesting shapes and practical nature of kitchen implements provides plenty of scope for this.  They also provide a wonderful opportunity to show off the unique beauty of NZ Native timbers, close up and 'hands on'.  


"Many of the woods I use have interesting histories.  While collecting timber over the years, I have again been discovering volcanic souvenirs. 


One extraordinary example, is the Taupo volcanic 'relic logs', salvaged from under river beds in the central North Island.  During shingle removal the logs were found lying like 'pick-up sticks' among the river gravels and volcanic silt 10 and 20 feet below the current river bed.   'Carbon 14 dating' places the timbers at 2,000 and 4,000 years old respectively, coinciding with two identified eruptions of the Lake Taupo caldera.  Mostly Totara, with occasional Pukatea, Rewarewa, Matai, Tawa and Kaihikatea, they died from the effects of huge quantities of hot ash and pumice, that were ejected by the almost continuous eruptions.   Subsequent erosion of these volcanic debris swept the dead trees down steep slopes into river valleys, where they were recovered and milled under license, thousands of years later.  These ancient trees have so much natural history in them ... burnt, drowned, and buried treasures.


Now they are finding a new life, being the creative materials for beautiful and useful kitchen implements and sculptural forms.  Inspired by a love of wood and the pleasure of preparing delicious food;  I craft cook's tools, beautiful servers, bowls, and whatever else the timber suggests. From our hands to yours ...  Bon Appetit!"






Handcrafted Gourmet Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
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Handcrafted Gourmet Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
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Handcrafted Gourmet Spoon

Salvaged wood.Dimensions: 300mm x 50mm...

$75.00
Serving Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
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Serving Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
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Serving Spoon

Salvaged Wood.Dimensions: 240mm x 70mm...

$95.00

Serving Spoon

$95.00

Cake Knife Homewares and Lifestyle
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Cake Knife Homewares and Lifestyle
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Cake Knife

Salvaged timber.Dimensions: 290mm x 60mm...

$125.00

Cake Knife

$125.00

Butter Knife Homewares and Lifestyle
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Butter Knife Homewares and Lifestyle
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Butter Knife

Salvaged Timber.Dimensions: 260mm x 20mm...

$55.00

Butter Knife

$55.00

Gourmet Cutlery Large Homewares and Lifestyle
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Gourmet Cutlery Large Homewares and Lifestyle
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Gourmet Cutlery Large

Salvaged Timber.Dimensions: 250mm x 50mm...

$75.00
Presentation Board - Walnut Homewares and Lifestyle
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Presentation Board - Walnut Homewares and Lifestyle
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Presentation Board - Walnut

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged walnut.Dimensions: 665mm x 145mm...

$175.00
Walnut Board XXL Homewares and Lifestyle
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Walnut Board XXL Homewares and Lifestyle
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Walnut Board XXL

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged walnut.Dimensions: 675mm x 180mm...

$225.00
X-Small Native Maire Board Homewares and Lifestyle
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X-Small Native Maire Board Homewares and Lifestyle
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X-Small Native Maire Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Maire.Dimensions: 220mm x 180mm...

$85.00
Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle
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Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle
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Presentation Board - Maire

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Maire.Dimensions: 495mm x 150mm...

$175.00
Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle
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Maire Presentation Board Homewares and Lifestyle
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Maire Presentation Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged black maire.Dimensions: 490mm x 195mm...

$195.00
Walnut Presentaion Board Homewares and Lifestyle
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Walnut Presentaion Board Homewares and Lifestyle
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Walnut Presentaion Board

Gourmet wooden board.Salvaged Walnut wood.Dimensions: 185mm x 500mm...

$195.00
Spoon - Maire and silver beech Homewares and Lifestyle
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Spoon - Maire and silver beech Homewares and Lifestyle
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Spoon - Maire and silver beech

Gourmet Spoon.Salavaged wood - Maire and silver beech.Dimensions: 180mm x 33mm...

$55.00
Goumet Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
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Goumet Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
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Goumet Spoon -Sycamore and Matai

Medium gourmet spoon.Sycamore and Matai salvaged wood.Dimensions: 180mm x 40mm...

$65.00
Black Mairie Bowl Homewares and Lifestyle
Black Mairie Bowl Homewares and Lifestyle

Black Mairie Bowl

Beautiful Black Mairie Bowl.Dimensions: 95mm x 80mm x 45mm...

$115.00
Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle

Spoon

Gourmet spoon.Sycamore with Kahikatea.Dimensions: 200mm x 42mm x 13mm...

$65.00

Spoon

$65.00

New Zealand Black Maire Dish Homewares and Lifestyle
New Zealand Black Maire Dish Homewares and Lifestyle

New Zealand Black Maire Dish

New Zealand Black Maire raised square dish.Beautiful handmade wooden dish.   A unique piece to be treasured.Dimensions: 136mm x 94mm x 50mm. ..

$140.00
Walnut Dish Homewares and Lifestyle
Walnut Dish Homewares and Lifestyle

Walnut Dish

 New Zealand Walnut dish.Beautiful handmade wooden dish.   A unique piece to be treasured.Dimensions: 187mm x 140mm x 21mm. ..

$115.00

Walnut Dish

$115.00