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.
       
     
  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.”
       
     

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?
       
     

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.
       
     

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.
       
     

Cast in lead-free pewter in Northern California.

  The spoons’ natural, non-concentric forms subtly underscore their pre-industrial origins.
       
     

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.
       
     

Commissioned by the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to be used at an annual dinner.