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Rising Rhythm 1 (Black)Rising Rhythm 1 (Black)
Rising Rhythm 1 (Black)

This conceptual decorative piece is created from a single piece of Sycamore wood.

Eleanor created the exquisite vessel by turning it on a woodworking lathe using hand-held gouges. The interior has been hollowed out through the tiny opening at the top, creating a suspended hollow husk.

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When carving the vessel Eleanor used a spinning metal burr, a hand-held tool which creates random rhythmic patterns over many hours – similar to a pencil.

The carving gradually exposes peaks that are then rounded over and carved into to produce a void mirroring the central void. The finished piece was then ebonised and sealed.

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Rising Rhythm 1 (Black)
Rising Rhythm 1 (Black)

"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

A large one off decorative sycamore vessel by Elanor Lakelin.

DIMENSIONS:

Diameter: 42cm
Height: 12cm

MATERIAL:

Sycamore Wood

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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