Artist : Wolfgang Ablasz
Material : Birch
Color : Light Brown
Dimensions : Diameter 18cm x H 15cm
Handmade in Germany
[ About the pattern ]
The pattern of dark lines are the result of microorganism activity while the random light patterns originate from the way the artist cuts and uses the pieces of the tree truck. Wolfgang 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. Then starts the refining and oiling process. 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.