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Yann Marot

Yann Marot Woodturner
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 781072526
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Pursuing his passion

  • • Yann divides his time between teaching and creating
  • • He finds that teaching helps him deepen his own craft
  • • His creative work is inspired by the curves of the human body

Already as a child, Yann Marot enjoyed the experience and atmosphere of his father’s workshop on the family farm. He was drawn to craftsmanship, but initially studied engineering. Degree in hand, he lasted about two weeks in that profession before setting off on a path towards his true passion: becoming a woodturning artisan. “The profession very nearly disappeared but has been redeveloping since the 1980s and 90s. Now there is a symbiosis between artistic turning and traditional woodturning for furniture,” he says. When asked if it’s necessary to learn both techniques, Yann, who is also a devoted teacher, says, “it’s better to have more than one arrow in your quiver”.

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Works

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Rope bowl

This lathe-turned olive ash bowl is part of Yann’s Rope series, a simple yet elegant collection of vessels decorated with a rope texture created with a wire brush.

Height 13 cm
Length 18 cm
Width 18 cm

Yann Marot Woodturner
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Rope bowl II

This bowl was turned on the lathe while the wood was still wet. Its final form only came a few days after the shaping when the oak dried completely and distorted naturally. It has been finished with a wire brush to create the rope texture. The thinness of the final form – 5 mm – presented a strong technical challenge.

Height 44 cm
Length 38 cm
Width 53 cm

Yann Marot Woodturner
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Mister Vénérable is Dressed

The wood used for this vase came from a 300-year-old oak that had to be felled due to its age. Yann turned it on the lathe, carefully maintaining the most fragile parts – the cracks and its particularities – during the extensive process.

Height 22 cm
Length 34 cm
Width 34 cm

Yann Marot Woodturner
Photo: © Yann Marot
Inside Fig Tree

This bowl was turned on the lathe while the wood was still wet. Its final form only came a few days after the shaping when the fig wood dried completely and distorted naturally. Fig trees tend to be twisted and curved due to the high level of stress within the wood, which produces checking, splitting and curvature when worked, making it particularly unpredictable.

Height 16 cm
Length 22 cm
Width 30 cm

Yann Marot Woodturner

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