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Circling Light

Constructed from a single piece of Ash, Eleanor Lakelin’s sculptural “Circling Light” is reminiscent of a glowing moon enveloped by dark, billowing fog.

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Circling Light
Circling Light

Painstakingly hand-turned on a woodworking lathe before being sandblasted, layer by layer Eleanor has slowly eroded away into the wood, smoothing away the coarse texture of the timber to reveal the Ash’s swirling grain lines.

To create the dense, inky black exterior of the bowl, Eleanor has scorched the surface, before rubbing away the carbon and oiled to give it a smooth inky gloss.

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Circling Light

"I am interested in the way natural elements and processes layer and colour wood and how the passage of time is etched into the fibres of the material.

I peel back bark to reveal the organic chaos that can exist in the material itself or build up layers of texture through carving and sandblasting. I use the vessel form and surface pattern to explore the layers and fissures between creation and decay." - Eleanor Lakelin

Specification

"Circling Light" by Eleanor Lakelin. A sculptural Ash bowl constructed from a single piece of wood, hand turned and sandblasted before being scorched to create constrast. Unique piece.

DIMENSIONS:

Width: 44cm
Length: 56cm
Height: 10cm

MATERIAL:

Ash

DELIVERY:

The New Craftsmen delivers to the UK and internationally.

RETURNS POLICY:

If you are not happy with your purchase then you have 14 days to return it for an exchange or refund.

Eleanor Lakelin

Eleanor Lakelin uses a lathe and carving tools to make vessels and sculptural forms in wood. She is based in South London at Cockpit Arts, a studio-colony of artists and makers.

Having learnt to carve and sculpt wood using centuries old tools, Eleanor now uses a number of traditional and modern techniques to explore her fascination with the material. ‘I am interested in the way natural elements and processes layer and colour wood and how the passage of time is etched into the fibres of the material. I peel back bark to reveal the organic chaos that can exist in the material itself or build up layers of texture through carving and sandblasting,' she says. 'I use the vessel form and surface pattern to explore the layers and fissures between creation and decay.’

The provenance of materials is of particular importance to Eleanor and she likes to share the story behind each piece of work. In order to create ethical and sustainable work, she only uses wood from trees felled in the British Isles.

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