Angel Woodcraft – Our Hand-Carved Welsh Love Spoons Have Been Made in South Wales by Paul Curtis for over Three Decades.
Founded by Paul Curtis in 1985.
Angel Woodcraft was founded by Paul Curtis over 30 years ago. 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 National Museum of History near Cardiff.
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 Welsh Love Spoon and gave it to Ceris, that was in 1983.
Where Angel Woodcraft Began
Paul made many lovespoons after this, and in 1985 his designs became so popular that he decided to start a small business. From there Angel Woodcraft was born. He was sponsored by the Prince of Wales Trust and has been making them for a living ever since. Now Angel Woodcraft, hosts over 100 designs of Welsh Love spoons and makes the perfect gift for a range of occasions.