Who we are
John the designer and craftsman, is a wood artisan with an artistic flair. He is inspired by his customers to make new designs which are totally unique in the market place.
Using the natural colour and beauty of wood with the occasional added flare of resin, John makes an array of award winning, wooden bladed cheese knives with matching wooden boards. Products can be bought by themselves or paired to make unique and individualised gifts for any occasion.
Both the cheese knives and boards can be personalised and colours can be matched to suit your décor. Wooden bladed wedding cake knives are also popular and will provide a lasting memory of your special day.
Late in 2016 John began standing at local artisan events with his wooden boards. Fellow traders called him ‘The stripy wood man’ as a reflection of the unique nature of his work. Customers expressed how reluctant they were to mark the beautiful boards with their kitchen knives – and so the wooden bladed cheese knife was created! The carefully designed knives will cut cheese, charcuterie meats and even fruit and veg, but they don’t damage your boards, cut you or chip the counter when dropped!!
In April 2018 John won a Small Business Sunday award from ex-Dragon’s Den Theo Paphitis, joining just 1% of small businesses chosen by Theo. In September 2019 Whispers of Wood won a place to showcase at the Autumn Fair Birmingham and as a result his products are now being stocked in outlets across the country.
In February 2020 John’s wooden bladed cheese knife was recognised by the Giftware Association, receiving a Highly Commended Award in the Kitchen and Dining category.
Showcasing regularly at local markets in and around Staffordshire, Cheshire and Manchester, John also stands at larger events and festivals across the country.
Find the latest products in the online gift shop at www.whispersofwood.com
Please note that all intellectual property rights in designs and products (and in the images, text and design of this page within the ‘Pedddle’ website ) are and will remain the property of Whispers of Wood. Any infringement of these rights will be pursued seriously.