This is a gorgeous vase made from English Copper Beech and takes its inspiration from the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, where damage, splits or breaks are not seen as detrimental, but in fact add life and interest to the story of the object. In Kintsugi, these areas are filled with precious metals, laquer, crystals or resin to enhance them and make the object more beautiful because of its scars.
This beautiful piece of Copper Beech had quite a lot of old insect damage which had created lots of little rivulets in the wood, so taking his inspiration from Kintsugi, after turning he burnished it with silver gilt cream to enhance the marks left behind!
It has a glass vial inserted into the vase so it can be used with fresh flowers without the fear of cracking or splitting the wood. Approx size 14cm/5.5" high it is finished with oil and wax and then polished to give a durable finish.
Beech wood symbolises creativity, leadership, companionship, aspiration, desire, and victory.
This would make a stunning vase to hold fresh or dried flowers, sacred herbs or even feathers on your altar, a beautiful decoration piece with a practical use.
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