Indoor Winter Market, Saturday Market
December 16, 2017
March 10, 2018
A Stirsby is a wooden utensil used primarily to stir with – sauces, stir-frys, soups, risottos. Most use it the way they use a wooden spoon, but now prefer the more comfortable Stirsby. The title was created by owner and artist John Danic’s daughter, who was 5 at the time.
The utensils’ finish is food-safe Mahoney Utility Finish Oil, a walnut oil. It can be renewed with any mineral oil or butcher block oil. John makes each Stirsby individually. No two are exactly alike. They are made from non-first-growth hardwoods and scrap wood from a fine furniture shop.
Each comes with a label identifying the species of wood used from working end to the handle’s tip. On the back, there’s a fanciful “history”of the Stirsby.