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Scorched Hollow
Scorched Hollow

Scorched hollow vessel made from a single section of windblown Mulberry that has been lathe-turned using hand held gauges. The piece has been hollowed from green timber (fresh living wood) leaving behind the natural edges of the gnarled trunk.

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Scorched with a flame throughout and sealed with oil, Eleanor has slowly rubbed away the charred surface revealing depths of colour and texture of the wood.

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Scorched Hollow
Scorched Hollow

“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

'Scorched Hollow' by Eleanor Lakelin. Made from a single section of windblown Mulberry that has been lathe-turned using hand held gauges.

DIMENSIONS:

Width: 30cm
Length: 30cm
Height: 26cm

MATERIAL:

Mulberry 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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