Who knew a wooden spoons could evoke so much emotion? Canadian rustic lifestyle brand Herriott Grace has re-established the belief that handcrafted products are works of art, carrying the care and appreciation from crafter to consumer.
Herriot Grace started as a loving gesture form father to daughter; living 3400 km apart between British Columbia and Ontario, Lance & Nikole Herriot would send packages back and forth to keep in touch. In these packages Lance began to include his own hand crafted spoons.
Seeing the potential, Nikole convinced her father to share his work, guaranteeing that she would find local customers who truly appreciated his handiwork… and so Herriott Grace came to be. Since starting their small shop, it has grown to include an array of hand-turned wooden objects, ceramic works and even pieces by international crafters based across the world, from Japan to Scotland.
All wooden items are made from salvaged wood, a hobby of Lance since the early seventies. Chemical-free wood, ranging in type, age and origin, makes every piece is unique. Their ceramic pieces are cast in small runs; rustic in their aesthetic they compliment the wooden pieces perfectly.
The great news for ELLE Decoration South Africa readers is that Herriot Grace ships worldwide, with international orders taking anywhere from 10-30 days to arrive, subject to import duties. But with hand-crafted pieces as beautiful as these, we can assure you they’ll be worth the wait.
If you’re as intrigued as DECO was to find out more about this creative pairing, make sure you watch the half hour documentary on Herriot Grace here, or get a little taster by watching the trailer first, below.