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Contorsi Bowl by Alexander de Vol, turned from ‘green’ Oak burl. Alexander’s pieces are highly influenced by the material he works with, each reveal the unpredictable nature of a once-living organism: how the tree grew, adapted and changed. The tree’s life story left as a signature on the wood.
Material: Oak wood.
Dimensions: Height: 18cm, Length: 20cm, Width: 17cm
Care Instructions: Keep dry and dust-free, no further oiling is required
Alex crafts his pieces using unseasoned wood from trees that have been recently felled and high in moisture. Once it’s been turned, the wood will morph into a new organic shape as it dries.
Alexander de Vol is a designer, artist and maker whose work investigates the material properties of wood and their transferal into other materials. Alexander uses a mix of traditional casting methods and new technologies to document the natural behavior and movement of the vessels which he crafts from 'green wood', while taking care to preserve the features he feels are aesthetically synonymous with the material's origin. Alongside his artistic practice, Alexander lectures in design at the University of Central Lancashire and his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Burberry’s Makers House in London.
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