THE ART OF MAKING
From Athena to Us
In the Greek mythology Athena competed with Poseidon for the patronage of Athens. Poseidon smashed his three-pronged trident upon the hard rock of the Acropolis, which unleashed a spring. Whilst Athena, produced an Olive tree, with its silvery-green leaves and abundance of rich fruits. Cecrops accepted this gift and declared Athena the patron goddess of Athens.
The magnificent olive tree has been cherished for centuries, not only for its olives, but for its exquisite marbled wood. This rich dense wood is extremely hardwearing, stain and water resistant, and can last for decades. Our fine products are expertly crafted with hand tools, and no chemicals are used whatsoever. Each piece is specially prepared and shaped because olive wood grows in a charismatic twisted and irregular fashion. Our wood possesses unique natural antibacterial properties making it perfectly suited to use in the home and kitchen. Compared to other olive wood products on the market,GoyaBluestands out for its quality and craftsmanship. We only select the most beautifully marbled wood to ensure a consistent standard, all products come sanded polished to silky smooth perfection unlike others which may have a coarse surface. Our olive wood is polished and protected with exceptional locally grown olive oil and nothing more. This piece began its life in western Turkey in an area famed for the quality of its trees. In a bid to protect nature, we only ever source our materials from logs which have already been locally cut for combustible reasons, and no trees have been cut specifically for the purpose of making our products.