Handcrafted utensils, bowls and objects for everyday use
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)
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.