Verdigris Oak Vessel

Alexander de Vol
£1,200
Verdigris Oak Vessel is a solid bronze vessel by multidisciplinary artist Alex Devol. The decorative piece is finished in hand-painted verdigris copper.

This piece is a metal casting of an oak vessel, which was originally turned from a green log from a storm-damaged oak tree that Alex found in Lancashire. The wood grain surface texture and bark formed rim reflect the piece's arboreal origins.
Material: Solid bronze, Verdigris copper, satin wax coating
Dimensions: Height: 8cm, Width: 15cm
Care Instructions: Wipe gently with lint free cloth
Made To Order (2-4 weeks)

Process

The wooden vessel, which was turned on a lathe from an oak tree, 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 before it is hand-painted in Verdigris copper. A satin coating seals the piece.
The Maker Alexander de Vol Wood Artist - 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.