Eleanor Lakelin

“I peel back bark to reveal the organic chaos that can exist in the material itself and build up layers of texture through carving and sandblasting. I use form and material to explore the layers and fissures between creation and decay and the erosion of nature.”

Eleanor Lakelin is a British artist creating vessels and sculptural objects in wood. Her distinctive forms are developed in response to the passage of time etched into the fibres of the material. Eleanor explores her fascination with the natural properties of wood using a traditional woodworking lathe and centuries-old chisels and gouges - alongside modern sculpting techniques and tools.

Eleanor’s work is exhibited internationally and featured in numerous prestigious private collections. She is the recipient of notable awards including the British Wood Awards (Winner, Bespoke Category 2017) and Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon Prize (Nomination 2014).  Eleanor lives and works in London and is represented by Sarah Myerscough Gallery.

Photo credit: 
Alun Callender