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Heinrich-Andreas Schilling

Heinrich-Andreas Schilling Woodturner
Contact
German
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 63593889
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Keep on turning – four thousand years of tradition

  • • Combines wood turning with different techniques
  • • Differentiates his works in design and applied art
  • • Craft is dynamic and will evolve as the world does

A surprised smile is Heinrich Schillling’s answer to the question why he decided to become a wood turner. Then he adds “I grew up in the workshop of my grandfather and my father, surrounded by wood and tools, the craft of wood turning was omnipresent and I never wanted to follow a different path”. His path led him to an apprenticeship, studies in product design, and ultimately to the rank of a master wood turner. Today Heinrich Schilling uses his grandfather’s tools to practice his mastery in craft. However, his works follow two different approaches: design and applied arts, both have been recognized and exhibited internationally.

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Works

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Vessel

This vessel was turned from spruce wood and adorned with stitched willow branches. Heinrich's work is characterised by functional forms and clear lines as well as the use of local woods and traditional craft techniques.

Diameter 33 cm

Heinrich-Andreas Schilling Woodturner
Photo: © Heinrich Andreas Schilling
Bowl

Heinrich’s vessels focus on sobriety, balance and clear lines. This bowl was turned from platane wood and its natural cracks were sewn together with black wire.

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Bowl

This black oak bowl was masterfully turned on a lathe. In order to highlight the cracks, Heinrich sewed them together with red wire and added touches of gold leaf.

Diameter 15 cm
Height 12 cm

Heinrich-Andreas Schilling Woodturner
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Bowl

Several bands of oak wood from an old wine barrel were glued together to create this bowl. Heinrich used brass wires to highlight each layer of the vessel, elegantly showcasing the handmade nature of the work.

Diameter 39 cm
Height 15 cm

Heinrich-Andreas Schilling Woodturner
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Plate

This black stained oak plate was masterfully turned on a lathe, pierced and inlaid with brass wire. Heinrich's work is characterised by functional forms and clear lines as well as the use of local woods and traditional craft techniques.

Diameter 48 cm

Heinrich-Andreas Schilling Woodturner

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