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Walnut Wood Elongated Oval Footed Plate
Walnut Wood Elongated Oval Footed Plate
Walnut Wood Elongated Oval Footed Plate
Walnut Wood Elongated Oval Footed Plate
Walnut Wood Elongated Oval Footed Plate
Walnut Wood Elongated Oval Footed Plate
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Walnut Wood Elongated Oval Footed Plate

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Artist: Heum Namkung
Walnut Wood
Dimensions: 16L x 4.5W x 1H

Walnut is highly sought after for its ornate grain, which artist Heum Namkung preserved and highlighted on the face of the Walnut Elongated Oval Footed Plate. In the deep, umber shade, and finished with hyper thin edges that are only possible by hand (there is no machine that can cut wood as precisely), the artist envisioned this plate to be used for serving delicate tea dessert. It’s finished with a natural oil to protect the grain that runs along the length of the wood.

The product(s) you receive might vary slightly from the product picture due to the nature of your product(s) being 100% handmade. Any item you purchase is one of a kind. There are no two items that are exactly the same.

Care: Dust when needed. Please do not leave in sitting water. 

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“Over time, cracks will show in the wood. The color may change. Like my black hair that turns white, I want my work to change with me.”

Artist Heum Namkung spent 30 years working as an industrial engineer. When work felt burdensome, he would spend time in nature and feel his stress melt away. As he healed from decades of stress, Namkung began his second career as a woodworker. Much of the wood the artist sources are from his hikes and uses branches that have already fallen due to natural causes. If you look at Namkung’s work, you’ll notice the more intricate the wood’s grain, the simpler his design. It is in this lack of ego that the artist acts as an agent of the wood. He lets the wood lead. Namkung does not stamp his name on his work for this very reason. The shapes of his work mirror shapes found in nature – leaves and seeds and rocks – and he tries his best to showcase wood’s innate beauty with a simple oil or wax to enhance the natural color of wood. The artist’s wish is to see each of his pieces grow in age with him as a living object. “Over time, cracks will show in the wood. The color may change. Like my black hair that turns white, I want my work to change with me.”

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