The spurtle is a wooden Scottish kitchen tool, dating from the 15th century that is used to stir porridge, soups, stews and broths. According to folk lore you must stir clockwise. To stir counter click wise is to invite the devil in.
Island Ivory is a cheeky name for Scotch Broom, an invasive plant introduced from Europe in 1850 which can take a high polish.
Vancouver Island carver Francois Lavigne turns Scotch Broom into useful items.