30 Sep '15, 8am

Stunning vessels sculpted from felled wood possess an almost otherworldly beauty

Lakelin works with all kinds of timber, from horse chestnut to bog oak. Her traditional craftsmanship skills allow her to bring out the wood’s natural patterns, while her modern techniques, such as sandblasting and scorching, help her build up layers of texture and create unusual shapes. “I am particularly interested in the way natural elements and processes layer and color wood and how the passage of time is etched into the fibers of the material,” says Lakelin. “I use the vessel form and surface pattern to explore the layers and fissures between creation and decay, the erosion of nature and our relationship to the Earth.”

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