"I strongly believe in following the form of the wood and it’s natural characteristics. I always try and leave a small flaw or naturalness to the finished pieces. Perfection is boring." -- by Wolfgang Ablasz
Artist : Wolfgang Ablasz
Material : Birch
Color : Light Brown
Dimensions : Diameter 17cm x H 11cm
Handmade in Germany
[ About the pattern ]
The random patterns originate from the way the artist cuts and uses the pieces of the tree truck; he prefers to make use of the straight grain (from a parallel cut), which produces a more irregular pattern.
[ About the creation ]
Wolfgang uses only fresh green woods, meaning he doesn’t turn on dry ones. Thus, in the drying phase each piece can find its own unique organic form, cuts, bends and inter growth which are invited and wanted by the artist. He also like to play with the heartwood (the core of the tree) which is stronger or more stable than the surrounding newer layers. As the piece dries the newer wood is pulled in towards the core, slightly creating the oval shape.
From turning the wood to the finished object it might take up to one year.
[ About Wolfgang Ablasz ]
He creates objects from local woods, and finds them in the old forrests that surround him in Northern Germany. He gives each piece the time needed to build its own character respecting and admiring the qualities of each type of wood, its irrepressible will for individual form.