This vase is hewn from a solid block of Fireland Cherry Wood using the ancient technique of woodturning. All of our turned pieces are made by the Father/Son duo of Matias and Francisco Castro. Matias runs a wood-turning school in the Lanus neighborhood of Buenos Aires, and Fran, according to Mati, is his best student!
The Puffer Vase is beautiful in its irony, sculpting a natural, classic material into shapes popularized by synthetic fabrics and filling. The craftsmanship on this one is particularly complex, as all of the turned vases are made by hand.
Fireland Cherry (called Lenga in Argentina) is native to the Southern Andes range in Argentina and Chile and is a semi-durable wood with beautiful rippling and color.
The vases are treated with natural beeswax and are not designed to hold water. Instead, these vases are made for dried bouquets or can serve as standalone sculptures.
All of our turned pieces are made Matias and Francisco Castro. Matias runs a wood-turning school in the Lanus neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
A Wood Spinning School
Run by Fran and Matias, the makers of our wooden vases.