Michael Koren's creative journey began in the realm of sculpture and a move to Far North Queensland combined with an over abundant supply of naturally fallen and waste timbers gave him direction. His work has ranged from the functional bowl to completely unusable organic forms. These then morphed into spoons as his medium of expression.
His early spoons were derived from his obsession with shapes curves and a physical and sensual rapport with wood. His first works were impossible to use with twisted handles and misplaced bowls then turning to more normal spoon shapes that pleased him to make. Sometimes he says the curve of the bowl and handle is just right.