Before standard measures were created, recipe books referred to sizes in relation to objects found in nature, e.g. an “egg-sized lump of butter.”
What if we revived the times before standardization, with a series of measuring spoons using the natural geometries and volumes of bird eggs?
Basing the eggs on official “state birds” across America gives a nod to the tradition of souvenir spoons.
Cast in lead-free pewter in Northern California.
The spoons’ natural, non-concentric forms subtly underscore their pre-industrial origins.
Commissioned by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to be used at an annual dinner.