Method: Hand-turned on a lathe using a range of gouges
Handcrafted by Jayne Armstrong, this beautiful fold is made from eucalyptus, locally sourced from her village in France. This extraordinarily lightweight form highlights the intrinsic beauty of the wood. This exquisite piece is paper thin and hand-turned to approximately 1mm thickness. It is defined by a sense of fragility and lightness, due to the beautifully fine surface quality. Inspired by painterly styles in art, the loosely applied paint and visible brushwork from Armstrong’s skilful hand emphasises the life of the wood. The irregular form features a black exterior, with curling, monochromatic mark making across the body.
Sculptural piece: dust lightly to clean
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.