"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 : Oak
Color : Black / Dark Brown
Dimensions : Diameter 20cm x H 18cm
Handmade in Germany
[ About the colour ]
This is achieved through a calcification process, where calcium water is applied to the surface of the wood. The chemical reaction caused by the alkaline calcium and the acidic nature of the wood result in the dark colour. The inner core of the tree will darken more than the outer layers and thus creates the colour variation. It has a more natural appearance as it is a reaction within the wood that creates the colour, unlike paint or stain that covers the natural colour of the wood.
[ 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 and as the piece dries the newer wood is pulled in towards the core, 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.