David Stepan: Mini Walnut Serve Board with Inset Copper Detail
Artist: David Stepan
Location: Queens, Nova Scotia
A delightful and small 10" x 6" Walnut Mini Charcuterie Board (cheese board) with copper keys and details. These boards are the perfect price and size for a gift, and beautifully presented in the flocked vinyl clutch case designed by Jody, the artist's wife.They are lovely for a small snack for two: imagine a nice blue cheese, blackberry jelly, and some of yesterday's leftover baguette, with a a couple of great glasses of wine.
Traditionally, David Spepan would 'fix' a crack in the lumber by employing a wooden butterfly; where a wing would be on each side of the crack, and its dovetail shape would hold the wing in its position, effectively preventing the crack from moving. The use of the thick and deep pieces of copper at opposing angles performs the same function, beautifully stitching the board together. Each board is unique, and the number of keys depends upon the severity of the crack. Once the artist began using the keys functionally, it gave him license to use them, and other elements decoratively as the piece demanded.
Size: 10" x 6"
Thicknesses of board may vary: between 5/8" to 1" (19mm-25mm).