BIRD – WALNUT FIGURINE
The bird is made of solid walnut and handforged steel. Finished with linseed oil.
Each figurine is entirely handcrafted so no two are exactly alike.
Walnut is a wood of diversed colours and patterns – the ordered figurne’s colour and pattern may vary from the one shown in the picture.
Height – approx. 13cm (5in).
The figurine is packed in a cardboard box with a logo.
Dust with a soft dry cloth. When needed, wipe with a rag soaked in natural wood oil. Do not use water-based finishes.
The architect Marcin Skalski is the founder of Kuznia Skały (Stones Forge) – an arts & craft project that derives inspiration from blacksmithing and woodworking in the countryside. Coming from Lesser Poland’s countryside, his main inspiration is traditional applied art – ordinary everyday objects such as a ferruled wooden wheel or a scythe.
In his debut project he picked up a bird, which is one of the most common motifs in folk art.
The bird figurines are very simple and synthetic in form. They’re made of local species of wood (usually ash, oak and walnut) and coated with linseed oil. The black ones are charred. The beaks and legs are handforged in steel and brass.
Each figurine is entirely handcrafted and so there are no two exactly alike – each is unique. The wood is thoroughly polished up to bring to one’s mind the feeling of an old wooden handle smoothed by the years of its usage.