Method: Hand-turned on a lathe using handheld gouges
Handcrafted by Jayne Armstrong, this delicate bowl form is made from oak, locally sourced from her friends and neighbours. Turned on a lathe using handheld gouges, the bowl is left to dry to achieve a natural form, which is informed by the first cut made by using a chainsaw. Armstrong then uses a range of finishes which are designed to enhance the intrinsic beauty of the wood. Embracing imperfection, she is attentive to branches, bark inclusions and worm holes which each contribute to her unique body of work. This form is light in colour, with warm beige tones and natural lines which ebb and flow across the body.
Functional: wipe with a damp cloth to clean; keep away from direct heat sources
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.