Herbalist’s Scoop.


Patches of moonlight and the sweet smoke of cedar pours over the dark brew. Subtle and careful hands stir the elixir  adding Spirit and blessing with every stroke.

Inspired by my wife’s long love of herbs, I carved this herbalist’s scoop from witch hazel, a powerful astringent. In times past witch hazel was used as a divining rod for finding water. I can see why given its love of moisture, growing only where water is abundant. Witch hazel is a quiet but strong tree growing in groups which I like to think of as sisters.

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About Anthony Wilder

I am an artisan woodworker from Grand Rapids, MI. Woodworking is my passion and I do all my work with hand tools. We can learn a lot from past methods and mindsets and I am working towards teaching the lost art of working wood.
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2 Responses to Herbalist’s Scoop.

  1. sabpalmares says:

    wow! your works are just amazing. they look really rustic and medieval, it is one of a kind. I love the stories behind them, its alike your works are living items from a folklore 🙂 it was really good! Hope to see more of your designs! good luck!

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