Handcrafted utensils, bowls and objects for everyday use
Hatchet & Bear is a collection of handcrafted utensils, bowls and objects for everyday use. Items are made in England by EJ Osborne, using simple tools, traditional methods, and locally gathered wood.
Founded in 2012 in England, Hatchet & Bear makes handcrafted utensils, bowls, and objects for everyday use, by combining traditional methods, simple hand tools and locally foraged wood.
Name/Title: EJ Osborne
Open/launch date: End of 2012
Inspiration for opening: I look closely at product design in a historical context — how things were done, how things have evolved, and how lots of things have become over-processed and ruined. I like to take manufactured products, turn back time and take them on a different route. I like to present people with alternatives. Take the simple wooden spoon - a usually soulless, mass-manufactured item — and yet used to create important, beautiful, and delicious things for us to eat. That just never seemed right to me. I want to create products that are really involved in that wonderful experience. Hatchet & Bear makes utensils that are complimentary to everyday adventures.
Merchandise source: Everything is made in the Hatchet & Bear Workshop using a selection of foraged wood from local, sustainable woodland.
Best selling item:
Everything sells well... But the Violet Spatula
is really popular at the moment.
Your favorite item:
The Eating Spoon
. Once you start eating with a proper wooden eating spoon you don't return to metal. Pair it with a wooden eating bowl and you're in heaven!
Favorite store (other than your own):
Just one? That's tricky. There are loads of great independents doing amazing stuff right now. Here's a few: Small Castle
, Robin & Mould
(Images: Hatchet & Bear)