This “kame” form is translated to “wide-mouthed bowl” which McGil turned and carved by hand. The vessel is inspired by functionality and can be used as tools for daily life. The shading explores soft reds sourced from the organic materials used. The tactile exterior contrasts the smooth interior, emphasising the beautiful natural markings and touch of London Plane.
Takahashi McGil’s pieces are made through a collaborative process, with Mark woodturning and Kaori chiselling. A union of skills to form one singular piece.
About the Artist:
Takahashi McGil are an artistic duo comprised of husband and wife, Mark McGilvray and Kaori Takahashi, who met at Wimbledon School of Art where they both studied Fine Art. Mark is from South Africa and Kaori is from Japan and the pair now live and work in Devon, where they are part of the Devonshire Guild of Craftsmen. The pair combine Japanese and Western techniques, traditions and tools in their functional furniture and homeware designs. Originally, their pieces were intended solely for personal use, but their company was happily formed in 2016.