Tephra pieces are created from layers of Ash which are shaped and sculpted into a fluid, organic form. The layers of ash are representative of their volcanic namesake, laid down repeatedly during recurrent eruptions. As time passes these layers are broken down, eroded and reshaped by nature’s elements. Slowly the shape evolves, becomes more rounded and in some instances undermined to such a degree that its appearance becomes balance defying.

These series of pieces are created by using a block lamination process which entails glueing squared blocks of wood together, layering them up into a pixilated shape. The blocks are joined together by rectangular wooden splines. The structure is then carved back through many of the layers until the desired shape is created. It is then smoothed and sanded by hand before the finish is applied. Carving through layers in such a fashion distorts the appearance of the blocks, splines and grain patterns meaning that each piece has its own unique aesthetic and personality.

The Tephra wall shelf is created as a mirror image of its matching console table although creates an equally impressive statement on its own as a stand-alone piece. It is fixed to the wall by invisible fixing built into its rear face and can be removed easily if required for room redecoration etc. It is available to order in a left-hand (as shown) or right-hand orientation. This piece is also available in mirror format where the mirrored glass sits along the wall at the rear of the frame.

H60cm W135cm D20cm, Ash

This product is made to order with a typical lead time of 6-8 weeks.