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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!"






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
Cubist Spatular Homewares and Lifestyle
Cubist Spatular Homewares and Lifestyle

Cubist Spatular

Cube Spatula.Black Mairie with Totara.Dimensions: 270mm x 65mm x 20mm...

$75.00
Condiment Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle
Condiment Spoon Homewares and Lifestyle

Condiment Spoon

Tawa Spoon.Dimensions: 250mm x 30mm x 17mm...

$59.00
Scooped Spatula Homewares and Lifestyle
Scooped Spatula Homewares and Lifestyle

Scooped Spatula

Black Mairie with Stump Wood Kauri.Dimensions: 270mm x 65mm x 17mm...

$125.00

Scooped Spatula

$125.00

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 Mairie Dish Homewares and Lifestyle
New Zealand Black Mairie Dish Homewares and Lifestyle

New Zealand Black Mairie Dish

New Zealand Black Mairie 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

Cheese board Homewares and Lifestyle
Cheese board Homewares and Lifestyle

Cheese board

Fabulous cheese platter.  Large enough for cheeses, figs, walnuts.......Yum!Taupo/Turangi rewarewa wood.Dimensions: 540mm x 290mm x 5mm...

$300.00

Cheese board

$300.00

XL Cutlery
XL Cutlery

XL Cutlery

Sold singularly.   Dimensions:    - spoon 285mm x 50mm -spatula 345mm x 60mm - knife 330mm x 35mm   All ..

$95.00

XL Cutlery

$95.00

Cheese Blade
Cheese Blade

Cheese Blade

Handcrafted wooden cheese blade.   Dimensions: Approx 100mm x 100mm   All blades vary due to handmade nature and wood variety.       ..

$59.95

Cheese Blade

$59.95

Small Cutlery
Small Cutlery

Small Cutlery

Small handcrafted wooden cutlery.     Dimensions: 180mm x 30mm   All cutlery varies due to handmade nature and wood variety.       ..

$55.00

Small Cutlery

$55.00