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Pro Tool: Tools of the Professional

More than a spoon

Katie Long May 10, 2016
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Abstract painter Jeffrey Keith says he's been using the spoon pictured above in his studio for the last 25 years.
Courtesy of Jeffrey Keith

As part of our Pro Tool series, we’re looking for that must-have device in your line of work, be it a pair of scissorsnotebook, or deck of cards

The next item in our series? A spoon. 

Professional: Jeffrey Keith, abstract painter. 

Pro Tool: Metal soup spoon.

Why it’s a Pro Tool: “I was told early on that one of the tools a painter always needed was a spoon… The handle end is really just perfect for opening paint cans. The spoon part is great for rubbing things down, like if you’re making a block print or wood print.”

If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air.  But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.

Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.

When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.