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Julien Feller

Julien Feller Woodcarver
Contact
French, English
Hours:
From Monday to Saturday 08:00 - 19:00
Phone:
+32 476753213
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Transforming wood into lace

  • • Julien’s masterpiece is his wooden replica of Brussels lace
  • • His influences include Italian Renaissance art
  • • He feels his work is 'a reflection of who I am'

“I was 11 years old when I decided to study woodworking,” says Julien Feller. “At the time, I didn’t know I would become a carver, I was only thinking about furniture.” It wasn’t until he was 17 that he discovered an affinity for woodcarving, and two years later he began studying what would become his future career. Despite his young age (he was born in 1994), Julien can already boast a long curriculum vitae, and an awe-inspiring signature style. He masters a woodcarving technique that allows him to transform a piece of wood into an extremely delicate, almost weightless, refined piece of art. "For me, sculpting is the ideal way of communicating my inner feeling to others,” he says.

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Lace’s lingerie

Julien designed and meticulously carved this lace bra from boxwood and applied gold leaf to certain elements. To Julien, the delicate tromp-l’oeil lace is an expression of his sensitivity. His unique method is a way of communicating his inner feelings. This exquisite piece of lingerie took him around 1,500 hours to complete.

Length 40 cm
Width 40 cm

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Brussels Lace 1

Julien Feller has created a trompe-l’oeil by carving limewood to resemble a piece of Brussels lace. This “wooden lace” has been meticulously sculpted using a set of wood-carving gouges. Julien draws much of his inspiration from the work of 19th-century lacemakers in Brussels and his fascination with the British master carver, Grinling Gibbons.

Height 42 cm
Width 30 cm

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Brussels Lace 2

Julien Feller has created a trompe-l’oeil by carving boxwood to resemble a piece of Brussels lace. He draws inspiration from the past – from the work of the Italian masters of the Renaissance and of the British master carver, Grinling Gibbons. This delicate “wooden lace” has been meticulously sculpted using a set of wood-carving gouges.

Height 30 cm
Width 25 cm

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Pair of Lace Gloves

These trompe-l’oeil lace gloves were meticulously carved from a piece of boxwood. A set of traditional wood-carving gouges was used to create the fabric-like texture and appearance. The gloves reflect Julien’s fascination with 15th-century Dutch micro carvings and the work of Italian masters, such as Raphael, as well as that of modern-day lacemakers, which inspired him to design his own pattern.

Width 8 cm
Length 21 cm

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