Dimensions: Ø22cm x H17cm
Method: Sourced from an artist friend’s garden in Pleugriffet in Brittany, this elegant vessel has been whitened to reveal the grain patterning within the sycamore. Turned on a lathe using hand-held gouges, the piece is finished with wax to protect the wood.
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 sycamore vessel is distinctively pale in colour, a result of the artist whitening the wood to reveal the subtle grain patterning. Narrow at the base, this vessel widens into an elegant, scooping bowl, which defies its large scale in its deceptively light weight.
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.