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Ricardo Jerónimo

  • Rival
  • Woodworker
  • Cruz Quebrada-Dafundo, Portugal
  • Master Artisan
Ricardo Jerónimo Woodworker
Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
+351 967389215
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The master of kitchen utensils

  • • Ricardo taught himself how to turn, carve and sculpt wood
  • • What started as a hobby turned into an unexpected profession
  • • His wooden utensils are used by the best chefs in Portugal

Ricardo Jerónimo’s story tells of an industrial designer, a graduate of Lisbon’s Fine Arts Faculty, who followed his passion and discovered his talent for carving, turning and sculpting wood. He remembers, as a child, watching his grandfather making wooden toys and small furniture for his grandchildren. Playing outside in a small forest near his parents’ house also contributed to his connection with this natural material. He started creating small wooden spoons and toys as a hobby, mostly for his son. Then some friends asked him to make some kitchen utensils and slowly his hobby turned into a profession, alongside teaching project design and 3D modelling at the university where he studied.

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Walnut plate

This dark walnut plate is one of a series of 24 created for Fifty Seconds, Martin Berasategui’s restaurant in Lisbon. The plates were turned on a lathe.

Diameter 23 cm
Height 4 cm

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Fluid bowl

Ricardo combined the natural features and deep brown tones of walnut with a hand-carved bi-concave shape to give this piece a perpetual sense of fluidity and movement, like ripples in water.

Length 25 cm
Height 9 cm

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Leaf spoon

This slender, leaf-shaped spoon hand-carved from loquat wood is one of a series that explores a variety of shapes and responsibly sourced woods.

Length 45 cm

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Droplet bowl

Two drops of water inspired the shape of this cherry wood bowl. Chiselled marks were left apparent on the interior surface.

Length 30 cm

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Canyon board

Two pieces of wood with their natural contours preserved have been linked by copper rods. This creates a permanent connection but a physical separation between the two.

Length 50 cm

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