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Ebonised Vessels by Alexander de Vol, crafted from Wild Oak wood. These pieces explore themes of materiality; specifically the perceived value of organic and synthetic material in art, design and manufacturing, as well as the current social apathy towards the organic, living origins of certain raw materials.
Material: Oak wood.
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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