Giant Elm Piriform VII

Alexander de Vol
Giant Elm Piriform VII by Alexander de Vol is a decorative vessel turned from Wild Elm wood, sealed with a natural oil and wax finish.

Giant Elm Piriform VII by Alexander de Vol is a naturally bark edged hollow vessel turned and carved by hand from the trunk log of a wild Elm Tree. The rim of this pear shaped vessel is shaped by organic bark formations on the surface of the tree. This piece is part of a series of minimalist forms in wood, highly influenced by the material itself. Each piece reveals the unpredictable nature of a once living organism, the surfaces serving as a unique biographical signature on the vessel.
Material: Hand Turned Wild Elm Wood
Dimensions: Height: 40cm, Length: 30cm, Width: 30cm
Care Instructions: Dust clean with a dry cloth
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Turned from Wild Elm wood, this piece is part of an ongoing investigation into the material properties of green wood. The vessel's thin walls allow the wood to warp naturally as it dries, creating an organic, asymmetric form. This work is very much informed by the processes involved, allowing the material itself to be given prominence.
The Maker Alexander de Vol Wood Artist - North West England

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.