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Laurent Niclot | Ploc !

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Laurent Niclot | Ploc !
SOLD
650.00USDto floor+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 12 @ 19:36UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Laurent Niclot | Ploc !, 2019
Toulon, France
Ash, wire, Indian ink, gilding wax
5.3 x 2.3 x 4.3 inches

"I have always loved wood, so it was only natural for me to study woodworking, woodcarving, cabinet making, furniture making, and design. I discovered woodturning from Jean-François Escoulen, and I knew it was how I wanted to make a living. So, in 2015, at age 20, I took the six-month woodturning class at the Escoulen School in Aiguines, France, with Jean-François and Yann Marot. Then, the school hired me as an assistant and translator, gave me a studio and a lathe to practice my passion, and the possibility to meet many other artists and woodturners who now inspire my work.

My work is experimental: I like to play with the wood and try new textures and colors, new tools, and new techniques. I also enjoy giving a new life to a piece of wood. My job as an assistant gives me the opportunity to find and use interesting wood that may have too many cracks and knots for the students. I carve with rotary tools and gouges to create new shapes and textures. My aim is to make pieces that are sculptural, decorative, and designed with a strong message or a story to tell."