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Pascal Oudet

Pascal Oudet Woodturner
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 476132620
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A discovery that changed his life

  • • Pascal turns wood so thin it almost looks like lace
  • • He is the only artisan in France to master this turning technique
  • • He won the Grand Prix de la Création de la Ville de Paris

Pascal first worked as an electronics engineer, and discovered woodturning quite by chance in a company-organised woodworking workshop. Pascal felt an immediate affinity for this technique and after a few courses started to work as a woodturner while continuing his career in electronics. As the years followed, woodturning progressively became his main activity, and he later left his engineering career to dedicate himself solely to woodturning. “What interested me from the beginning was working with woods that had a very strong grain,” he says. This led Pascal to accidentally discover a unique technique of working the wood to expose its grain, a technique that took him six years to perfect.

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Works

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Let the sunshine in

The superimposition of transparent surfaces and the dark colour of this turned and sandblasted oak object creates a light and playful contrast of colour tones and fragile textures. It was made from a single piece of oak that was then sandblasted to bring out the wood’s grain.

Length 22 cm
Width 17 cm
Height 22 cm

Pascal Oudet Woodturner
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Tea for Two

This teapot-like object was turned and sandblasted from a single piece of oak and dyed with pigments. The two carved spouts, rather than the usual one, give it an offbeat look, giving rise to its name.

Length 20 cm
Width 14 cm
Height 28 cm

Pascal Oudet Woodturner
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Cocoon

Cocoon has been turned from a single piece of oak and finished with a sandblaster. The fibres have been sandblasted to such a minute degree that the sculpture is literally see-through. Light plays a colourful game, reflecting off the sandy-yellow surface while also managing to shine right through, creating both shadow and light.

Length 23 cm
Width 15.5 cm
Height 16 cm

Pascal Oudet Woodturner
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Bol

This turned-wood bowl is made from a single piece of oak and finished with a sandblaster to bring out the natural grain. The fibres have been sandblasted to such a minute degree that it is literally see-through. Light plays a colourful game, reflecting off the ochre surface while also managing to shine right through, creating both shadow and light.

Length 17 cm
Width 16.5 cm
Height 16 cm

Pascal Oudet Woodturner
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Drop

The inspiration for this drop-shaped piece came while Pascale was in the United States and watched someone blowing a piece of glass during an exhibition. It represents an exploration into a different type of form. The sculpture, turned from a piece of oak, has been finished by sandblasting, a process that brings out the hidden fibres and lines of the wood.

Length 27 cm
Width 28 cm
Height 31 cm

Pascal Oudet Woodturner

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