Recycled Vessels by Sarah Thirlwell

Recycled Vessels by Sarah Thirlwell

Trent Johnson
Oct 17, 2008

These unique vessels are composed from a combination of natural and synthetic materials (all reclaimed or recycled) and hand turned on a lathe.

Spotted by Treehugger at Origin: the London Craft Fair, Sarah Thirlwell's pots and vessels have been featured in magazines including Good Woodworking, Design Week, and Country Living.

Her aim is to "challenge the perceptions of a traditional craft by celebrating them in a contemporary context, harnessing the processes of traditional wood turning within a simple aesthetic."

Thirlwell combines reclaimed or recycled plastics and sustainable timbers to create a variety of hand turned art. It appears that many of her vessels are created by gluing smaller pieces of material together (reclaimed wood & plastic) to create a larger object to begin. It is then placed on the lathe, and turned as one piece, a common practice in wood turning.

Sarah Thirlwell via
Craft Council via Treehugger

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