Jayne Armstrong - Scorched green-turned oak platter

Jayne Armstrong

Jayne Armstrong is an artist and maker in wood. Jayne works in a range of different woods, but is best known for her pieces turned on a lathe from freshly cut oak. Working green enables her to explore the sculptural and aesthetic possibilities of a material that moves and changes shape as it dries. These pieces are turned to 1 or 2 millimeters in thickness before being left to dry and take their form naturally. Once dry, Jayne bleaches, stains, burns, embellishes, oils and waxes to create work that challenges expectations of the material.

Jayne also works in seasoned wood to create unique and distinctive sculptural forms as well functional vessels and platters. Whether from green or seasoned wood, each piece starts life on a woodturning lathe. Jayne works in a responsive, dialogical relationship with the wood which may then be further carved, dyed, scorched and variously finished. Importantly for Jayne, much of the wood is sourced locally. Some will come from her own garden which she cuts and chainsaws herself. Other sources are friends, neighbours and the local tree surgeon. Worked in this way, each piece of wood has a story rooted in time and place.


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Objects for sale

A soft white wood bowl, with a waving rim, on a narrow foot.

Sculptural And Green-Turned Whitened Oak With Foot

Medium: Oak with wax finish

Dimensions: 23cm diameter

Wood bowl with green-metallic finish catching the light. The wood grain shows gently through the finish.

Green-Turned Steel-Dyed Oak

Medium: Oak with wax finish

Dimensions: 16cm diameter

Elegant black piece. A form of a chestnut with a delicate glass flower peeking out the top, complete with two striking glass stamen strands in the middle

Scorched Chestnut Form With Glass Flower And Two Glass Stamens

Medium: Recycled sweet chestnut beam and borosilicate glass

Dimensions: 18 cm x 15 cm

Flat, elegant black wood platter, reminiscent of the top of a tree stump - all natural wood lines and curves.

Scorched Seasoned Oak Platter

Medium: Oak, finished with a food-safe oil

Dimensions: 29/30 cm diameter

An evenly shaped elegantly finished wide bowl in black, on a small circle base. It is filled with green fruit.

Scorched Green-Turned Oak Platter

Medium: Oak, finished with a food-safe oil

Dimensions: 32 cm diameter