BLACKBIRD – CHARRED WOOD FIGURINE
The bird is made of solid charred ash and handforged brass and steel. Finished with linseed oil.
Each figurine is entirely handcrafted so no two are exactly alike.
Height – approx. 13cm (5in).
The figurine is packed in a cardboard box with a logo.
Dust with a soft dry cloth. Charred wood is water resistant, however, due to metal elements, do not expose the figurine to humidity.
Kuźnia Skały / Stone’s Forge is architect Marcin Skalski’s craft project merging black-smithing and woodworking.
Coming form Lesser Poland’s countryside, my main inspiration is traditional applied art – ordinary everyday objects such as a ferruled wooden wheel or a scythe.
The architect Marcin Skalski is the founder of Kuznia Skały (Stones Forge) – an arts & craft project that derives inspiration from blacksmithing and woodworking in the countryside. Coming from Lesser Poland’s countryside, his main inspiration is traditional applied art – ordinary everyday objects such as a ferruled wooden wheel or a scythe.
In his debut project he picked up a bird, which is one of the most common motifs in folk art.
The bird figurines are very simple and synthetic in form. They’re made of local species of wood (usually ash, oak and walnut) and coated with linseed oil. The black ones are charred. The beaks and legs are handforged in steel and brass.
Each figurine is entirely handcrafted and so there are no two exactly alike – each is unique. The wood is thoroughly polished up to bring to one’s mind the feeling of an old wooden handle smoothed by the years of its usage.