Meet the maker: Fiona Glover

Fiona Glover owns the caring hands behind the label Twig to Table.

Glover is an artist who has had a lifelong interest in the medium of wood. Her first love in wood has been found in spoon carving, a practice rooted in an appreciation for natural materials and cathartic labour. Each spoon, fork and serving utensil carved by Glover comes from a meditative and joyful time of making. This process allows her to deliver joy to recipients of her work from the twig to the dining table.

Glover’s handcrafted wooden wares are made from seasoned hardwoods that are either recycled or sourced from offcuts of wood that was used in furniture making. From her Canberran home, Glover often makes use of the green wood that is sourced from street trees that surround her house. She harvests them as they are coming to the end of their lives, and then transforms them into enduring tools for the domestic realm. Her work also features, Tasmanian blackwood, Huon pine and other salvaged woods. From materials that would otherwise go to waste, Glover had crafted an array of thoughtful works that brighten the home.

Fiona is a student of the Furniture studio at ANU School of Art and Design. She occasionally shares her love of spoon carving through teaching workshops in Canberra, Sydney, and regional New South Wales.

View work by this incredible maker in the Thanks mum collection.  

Image: Fiona Glover, Tea scoophand carved wood, $25.50. Photo: Lean Timms