Method: Sourced from a neighbouring village, this oak piece has been turned on a lathe from green wood to approximately 1mm thickness. Once finished, the piece was left to dry naturally, allowing the piece to find its form. A lightweight, sculptural piece with beautiful patterning.
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 elegant oak bowl displays a striking range of colours – from a nutty almond to a sandy desert brown. The patterns are distinctive as well, from the rings of striations to the natural upward flecks.
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.