Pikestones I, by wood artist Alexander de Vol, is a vessel which forms part of an ongoing investigation into the material properties of wood. This particular wooden object, with a scorched black finish, is informed by Alexander’s recent work in metals and ceramic. Alexander typically allows features indicative of the tree's origin to be given prominence – such as warping and unusual quirks or knots which present the maker with certain challenges. In the case of this object, Alexander has scorched and ebonised the wood to mimic the appearance of metal, thus producing a deliberately ambiguous, hand-carved, vessel made from a burled oak log.
Material: Oak, sumi ink, lacquer, wax
cm: Width 23cm, Depth 23cm, Height 22.5cm
inches: Width 9.1in, Depth 9.1in, Height 8.9in
Care Instructions: Dust with a dry cloth.