Polished Bronze Dish

Alexander de Vol
Polished Bronze Dish is a solid bronze vessel by multidisciplinary designer Alex Devol. The decorative piece is hand-polished to a mirror shine.

This piece is a metal casting of an ash vessel, which was originally turned from a green log from a storm-damaged ash tree that Alex found in Lancashire. The wood grain surface texture reflect the piece's arboreal origins.
Material: Solid bronze, satin wax coating
cm: Width 17cm, Height 5cm
inches: Width 6.7in, Height 2in
Care Instructions: Wipe gently with lint free cloth
Lead Time: 1-2 weeks


The wooden vessel, which was turned from an ash log, has been hot cast into solid bronze using the lost wax method – a process that takes several weeks. The surface of the forged vessel is then worked and polished by hand. It is left unwaxed, so that it can develop a natural patina.
The Maker Alexander de Vol Artist & Designer - 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.