Artist : Wolfgang Ablasz

Material : Birke/birch

Color : Black 


Dimensions : 

I. D 22cm x H 3.5cm

II. D 20cm x H 2.5cm


Handmade in Germany


[ About the method]

The wood is treated with ink made of iron shavings and vinegar, and creates this deep black finish. This has a similar look to traditional Japanese ink that is made from insect casings. 

To achieve the lacquered look it is oiled, left to dry completely and oiled again;  the drying period between oiling’s itself is three months. Once the oil fully impregnates the wood it binds and seals the surface giving this shiny lacquered appearance. 


[ 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 ]

Wolfgang 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.

Wooden Plate by Wolfgang Ablasz