Jonathan works out of his shop in Kempton, PA, creating new products to exhibit and sell at shows.
It all started when he forgot his spoon one day while working as an apprentice for a furniture maker, and he turned a piece of scrap wood in to the missing utensil. He continued his apprenticeship and moved on to other shops, before eventually moving back to his hometown of Kempton to make spoons full time.
He focus is on cherry wood, a hardwood with handsome color and grain, durable, smooth, and strong. His utensils have a unique sense of balance and warmth because they are designed with the hand and purpose in mind. "Spoons" have become spatulas, tongs, spaghetti forks, spreaders, and more. Sometimes they are burned to give them a flame-blackened finish.