This exquisite hand turned vessel by Takahashi McGill is made from chestnut wood. The grainy, textured exterior is coated with the traditional Fuki-Urushi technique, which highlights the natural qualities of the wood and echos the artistic duo's passion for a material's natural characteristics. The interior of this vessel is smooth and polished, in contrast to the tactile exterior surface.
McGil’s art-forms are made with functionality in mind, to be used as tools for daily life, Mark wood-turns whilst Kaori chisels to develop a harmonic process, a journey of two to create each single masterpiece.
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.