Founded by Paul Curtis in 1985.


Paul Curtis, a native of South Wales, grew up in a family of four children. He discovered his love and talent for wood carving when he was very young.

When he was sixteen, after learning of his interest in wood carving and design, a good friend Ceris Williams took him to visit a highly acclaimed master craftsman called Gwyndaf Breeze at St. Fagans Welsh Folk Museum.

Gwyndaf taught Paul how to make a Welsh lovespoon and also told him the history of the lovespoon. When he was leaving the museum, Gwyndaf encouraged Paul to make a spoon by kindly giving him some pieces of various hardwoods. With a piece of the hardwood Paul made his first lovespoon and gave it to Ceris, that was in 1983.

Paul made many lovespoons after this and in 1985 his designs became so popular that he decided to start a small business making them. He was sponsored by the Prince of Wales Trust and has been making them for a living ever since.