11: Inka Petersen

Handmade Spoons Location: 2720 Smith Grade

i.p.wood is Inka Petersen. She is a boat builder and cabinetmaker, originally from Germany. She has been working or teaching in wood shops around San Francisco Bay for the past 15 years and recently relocated to Bonny Doon. Her interest in traditional wooden boat building brought her to the indigenous crafts of oar making and paddle carving. Using cutoffs of precious woods from work, she now is passionately carving spoons, other utensils, bowls, and making precious things out of wood. This studio tour will focus on her spoons.