About Me


Hello, and thank you for visiting my website.

My name is Paul Oak, and I am the proud owner and creator behind the hand-carved spoons you'll find here. I currently reside in the breathtaking landscapes of Northern Ontario, nestled in the beauty of the boreal forest near the magnificent Lake Superior.

For the past seven years, I have been passionately honing my skills as a woodcarver. What began as a search for a hobby that would reconnect me with nature has blossomed into a deep-rooted passion and a meaningful part of my life. Carving has not only provided me with a creative outlet but has also become a crucial tool in promoting mindfulness, relaxation, and improved mental health.

As a single father, finding moments of tranquility and self-care has always been essential to me. Woodcarving has been a wonderful avenue for personal growth and self-expression. It has allowed me to find solace and peace amidst the chaos of daily life, while also nurturing my creativity and sparking joy in my heart.

Recently, I took a leap and began teaching carving workshops. I strongly believe in the power of community, and these workshops serve as a platform to bring people together, foster creativity, and promote mindfulness. It brings me immense joy to witness the transformative effects that carving can have on individuals, encouraging them to embrace their own unique artistic journeys.

Living in close proximity to the awe-inspiring Lake Superior is a constant source of inspiration for my craft. Surrounded by the enchanting beauty of the boreal forest, I find solace in camping, hiking, and spending time outdoors. There's something truly magical about being immersed in nature, and these experiences deeply influence my work. Each spoon I carve reflects the serenity and raw natural beauty that I am fortunate to witness daily.

Here at Algoma Sloyd, you will find a carefully curated collection of hand-carved spoons, each one infused with love, passion, and a connection to nature. Whether you're looking to enhance your own culinary experiences or searching for a meaningful gift for a loved one, these spoons are designed to bring joy, functionality, and a touch of rustic elegance to your everyday life.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me and my craft. I invite you to explore the collection and embark on this journey with me, where art, nature, and mindfulness intertwine to create something truly extraordinary.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch, please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm always here to connect, share stories, and inspire each other.

Wishing you tranquility and happiness,