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Maciej Gasienica Giewont

Maciej Gasienica Giewont Woodturner
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Polish, English
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By appointment only
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Paying tribute to nature

  • • Maciej took up an internship at Mike Scott’s studio in the UK
  • • He always wants to know the source and history of the materials he uses
  • • His vessels and objects are made only from native wood species

Maciej Gąsienica Giewont's work is a collaboration between craftsman and material. It is this union, where both human and nature has a say, that makes each object unique. Growing up in the Podhale region, known for its still-thriving woodwork traditions, Maciej's love for wood came naturally. He was raised in a family with a carpentry background and spent most of his childhood in his grandfather’s workshop. While already an experienced carpenter, he discovered his passion for woodturning. “I knew that my pieces would be more than just something to put on the table. I want them to tell a story: their story, of the material and of the creator. The people who come to my studio are not looking for just a bowl, but for a crafted object and a piece of its maker.”

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Works

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  • © Maciej Gąsienica Giewont Studio
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Sweet cherry vase

This vessel was hand turned on a lathe from sweet cherry wood and finished with a matt interior. Maciej has left the natural crack on the surface of the wood as well as the beautiful grain. The bottom half of the vessel has been made smooth, while the top section has regular incised marks.

Height 28.5 cm
Diameter 28.5 cm

Maciej Gasienica Giewont Woodturner
Photo: © Maciej Gąsienica Giewont Studio
Burnt bowl

Maciej hand turned this vessel on a lathe from elm wood. Spectacular cracks have been left on the surface of the thin vessel. Once shaped, Maciej scorched the interior and exterior surfaces, giving the vessel its final, burnt, matt finish.

Height 22.5 cm
Diameter 49 cm

Maciej Gasienica Giewont Woodturner
Photo: © Maciej Gąsienica Giewont Studio
Dancing vase

This vase was hand turned on a lathe from sweet cherry wood. The surface of the wood was worked under humid conditions with deep gouges in order to give it its final layered appearance.

Height 15.8 cm
Diameter 18.5 cm

Maciej Gasienica Giewont Woodturner
Photo: © Maciej Gąsienica Giewont Studio
Sweet cherry cylinder vase

This vase was hand turned from sweet cherry wood. Maciej has left the naturally formed hole and the beautiful grain of the wood. He gave the interior of the thin walled vase a matt finish.

Height 30.7 cm
Diameter 18.8 cm

Maciej Gasienica Giewont Woodturner
Photo: © Maciej Gąsienica Giewont Studio
Volcano vase

The shape of these vases, hand turned from sweet cherry wood, was inspired by the various forms that volcanos may take. Maciej has left the beautiful grain of the wood apparent and given a matt finish to the interiors.

Height 19.7 cm
Diameter 15.2 cm

Maciej Gasienica Giewont Woodturner

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