Wooden Tea-light Holder
Made by John Piekaar
Wooden Tea-light holder handmade from locally sourced Walnut and Masur Birch timbers and wood veneers. Inspiration is taken from the natural world or architectural details. Sometimes the smallest scraps of wood can inspire the next chest of drawers or hall table. Handmade by John Piekarr in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Measurements: Width 9cm, Depth 9cm, Height 2.5cm,
About the maker:
“Mainly working with wood, I source beautiful native timbers from a local sawmill. Native Oak, Ash, Sycamore and Cherry are often used, each has its own unique feel, colour and smell. I also work with fine decorative veneers like Macassar Ebony, Burr Walnut and Indian Rosewood; expensive, rare timbers that are sliced into veneer for use in jewellery boxes and special one-off commissions.
The wood is machined from raw material into oversized components. Bansdaws, panel saws and planer/thicknessers are used to machine the wood into manageable sections. Wood joints and shaping is done with a combination of hand planes and saws of various sizes. The work is contemporary in design, but it is made using traditional woodworking techniques.
The final and most enjoyable part is when the natural oil is rubbed into the finely finished wood. This is when the true beauty of the grain comes alive and the piece begins to ‘sing’.”