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Tibor Uhrín

Tibor Uhrín Woodworker
Contact
Slovak, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+421 905940257
©Tibor Uhrín

The inventive woodworker

  • • Tibor creates his signature woodwork using milling
  • • He has received multiple awards for his design of wooden children's toys
  • • He is a self-taught woodmaker who uses machines designed by himself

Tibor Uhrín admired the precise woodwork of craftsmen in his neighborhood since childhood. He owned a small workshop with his brother, where they enjoyed creating various objects out of wood by hand. They usually obtained wood and wooden material from forests and a factory producing window frames near to their home. Many years later Tibor decided to begin his studies at university focusing on design. Shortly after graduation, he started his own workshop, mainly designing wooden toys. He learned his craft from various masters and colleagues at the School of Applied Arts in Kremnica, Slovakia, focusing on various traditional techniques. The main inspiration for his artistic work came from his residency in Dalarna, Sweden. Tibor was also influenced by his residency in Bogota, Colombia, where he led several design courses focusing on wooden toys. Now, Tibor works mainly with techniques and mechanisms of his own construction often using milling or turning to create his signature wooden structures.

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The Bowl Fossil

Wood structure and microstructure achieved on the milling engine of Tibor’s own construction. The Bowl Fossils are made of maple wood and were produced between 2007-2010.

Height 40 cm
Width 40
Depth 4 cm

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Cadlabs

These maple wood structure and microstructure turned cylinders were achieved on a milling engine of Tibor’s own construction. The vessels have been milled both outside and inside.

Diameter 15 cm
Diameter 30
Height 15 cm
Height 15 cm

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Charms Containers

Using a curved log, the Charms Containers have been drilled and sanded on both sides. Both parts of the object were turned on the lathe. The positive and negative conical shape of the seal and body secure the closing.

Diameter 7 cm
Height 27 cm

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Pet Pots

The thermoplastic PET Pots were designed for hot tea and spice storage. The bottle shrinks when heated and the plastic wraps tightly to the shape. The body was achieved with eccentric woodturning.

Diameter 12 cm

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Tentacles Bottles

The Tentacles bottles were turned by shifting the axis of rotation. Tibor built wooden threaded lids to seal the bottles.

Diameter 8 cm
Diameter 15 cm

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