Jayne Armstrong Oak Vessel
Jayne Armstrong Oak Vessel
Jayne Armstrong Oak Vessel

Jayne Armstrong Oak Vessel

Maker: Jayne Armstrong

Regular price $687.00

Handmade in France.

Dimensions: Ø14cm x H10cm 

Materials: Oak

Method: Sourced from a neighbouring village, this oak piece has been turned on a lathe from green wood. Once finished, the piece was left to dry naturally, allowing the piece to find its form. Once dry and stable, the piece was painted with a mixture of steel wool and vinegar. This formulation reacts with the tannins in the oak to change its natural colour: an alchemical process. A final process of brushing, then waxing completes the piece.

Care: These pieces are largely sculptural and should be handled with care and kept away from sources of direct sunlight and heat. Each piece has a protective finish. They should not be washed, but wiped clean with a damp cloth from time to time to remove dust.



This matte-black oak vessel finds its beauty in its clarity. From the perfectly smooth edges to the subtly patterned surface, this piece is a testament to the organic austerity of wood.


About the Artist

Jayne Armstrong is an artist and maker in wood. Jayne works primarily in fresh, green wood to explore the sculptural and aesthetic possibilities of a material that moves and changes shape as it dries. Her work is intended to play with the boundary between sculpture and function and to challenge expectations of the material itself. The resulting forms are fluid, undulating and frequently monochromatic in tone.

Jayne’s background as an academic within the field of cultural studies informs and underpins her approach to her work. Her work is experimental and exploratory, drawing from art history, design history and philosophy. She describes her work as a dialogue between material, concept, technology and technique.