Spoons to Stir the Soul

Created by The Center for Art in Wood

Experience the work of woodcarver Norm Sartorius in this beautifully illustrated book about his life and art.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Shipping fees clarification
3 months ago – Tue, Mar 08, 2022 at 02:13:43 PM

We are getting closer to the fulfillment phase for Spoons to Stir the Soul and wanted to clarify some things about shipping costs.

If you ordered your book on Kickstarter then we will be charging you additional shipping fees as per the Shipping Costs section on the main campaign page. Once we have more accurate estimates for the shipping then we will be following up about each of the charges individually. We expect to be charging final shipping fees near the end of March. Keep an eye out for those updates.

If you ordered your book directly through the Center for Art in Wood then you will NOT be charged any additional shipping. All the shipping fees were already collected in your payment to the Center.

If you have any specific questions then just get in touch.

We'll be sending additional production updates on our progress in the coming week or so. Everything is progressing very nicely and on schedule.

Thanks for your support.

—The Center for Art in Wood publication team

Spoons to Stir the Soul is ready for printing
4 months ago – Thu, Feb 10, 2022 at 06:14:14 AM

Hello backers,

We are excited to announce that the Spoons to Stir the Soul book is ready for final printing in the coming week or so. All design and editing is done and the final printed proofs came off press yesterday.

A blank book mockup was created for testing purposes and will be sent to the manufacturer for final engineering of the wood slipcase. Testing was completed for the laser-engraved wood veneer plate for the back cover of the Special, Limited, and Collector Editions of the book. It's all looking beautiful.

Final endpaper design showing "spoon doodles" by Norm Sartorius.
The blank mockup of the linen-wrapped hardcover book. We added an uncoated natural-colored paper stock for the first 32 pages of the book in order to represent Norm's creative process.
Blank book mockup waiting for testing of the foil stamping and tipped on image plate.
The walnut veneer plate for the back cover of the Special, Limited, and Collector Editions of the book. The darker one has the final semi-gloss clear coating applied.

The binding of the books takes the longest and that can be up to 8 weeks. We are working to try and deliver all of the books in May so we will keep you updated as we get closer to the fulfillment stage.

Please note that we will still be charging the shipping fees to your credit cards once we get accurate shipping estimates. A separate update will be sent out about that when the time comes. The estimated shipping costs are on the main story page.

Many thanks for your support.

—The publication team

Get your calendar by the end of the year—answer survey by Dec. 10
6 months ago – Wed, Dec 08, 2021 at 08:35:34 AM

Calendars will be ready to ship next week but we can't mail them out until we get your completed survey with shipping address. In order to get your calendar before the end of the year we need your completed survey by Dec. 10.

If you finish your survey after the due date, the shipment of your calendar may be delayed.

Keep in mind that this deadline is just for any order that included a calendar. If your pledge level didn't include a calendar then you have more time to finish your survey.

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email from Backerkit or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on our BackerKit project page at spoons-to-stir-the-soul.backerkit.com.

THANK YOU!

Thank you all again for being so responsive to answering our BackerKit survey—even though it may not seem like much as an individual backer, you have no idea how tremendously helpful this has been for us when trying to keep track of all of you!

Thanks everyone for your support!

The publication team

Spoons to Stir the Soul BackerKit surveys are coming!
6 months ago – Sat, Nov 27, 2021 at 10:49:26 AM

Soon, you’ll receive an email from us with a special link to your BackerKit survey. It’s essential to respond to your survey as quickly as possible since we need this information to fulfill your rewards.

If you want your calendar before the end of the year then you need to complete your survey by Dec. 10, 2021.

You do not need to create a BackerKit account to fill out your survey. When you receive the email with the survey, click the survey link to respond. Answer the questions about your reward preferences, provide shipping information, and purchase add-on items if you like. You don’t have access to this survey link yet, but it will be available soon via email!

After you respond to your survey, you can go back later and change your responses at any time before we close the surveys and get our final counts.

Due to the volatility of shipping prices globally right now, shipping fees for this project will be calculated at a later date once we have the best estimates for everyone. We plan to enter & charge backers for shipping a month or so before fulfillment when we have better estimates of what it will cost to ship backers rewards. We will alert backers when shipping costs are finalized & before we charge your cards in your BackerKit survey. The shipping fee you will see on your survey now will not be the final amount, and will be updated at a later date. We will keep you informed all along the way!

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under “Lost your survey?” on our BackerKit project page at spoons-to-stir-the-soul.backerkit.com.

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support at spoons-to-stir-the-soul.backerkit.com/faq.

After surveys are sent, and you did not receive the email, and you Signed in with Apple through Kickstarter., your email address might be a private relay email address. We can help locate your survey and update your email address, please message us through Kickstarter with your Backer ID # found on your Kickstarter confirmation. You can learn more about your email hiding for your Apple ID here.

Thank you, The Center for Art in Wood publication team

Spoons to Stir the Soul is funded!
6 months ago – Fri, Nov 26, 2021 at 08:32:36 AM

Thank you for your pre-order of Spoons to Stir the Soul: The Art of Norm Sartorius.

We will be posting regular updates with where we are at in the production process so look for those in your email.

The first update will be about receiving your survey from Backerkit so that we can fulfill your orders. Backerkit is a third-party software that will help us with fulfillment. Those surveys will be sent out next week.

Please note that if you want to receive your 2022 calendar before the end of the year then we will need to receive your survey by Dec. 10.

Thank you, The Center for Art in Wood publication team