Moran Woodworked - Walnut and Iron Mattock
Moran Woodworked - Walnut and Iron Mattock

Moran Woodworked - Walnut and Iron Mattock

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An ancient tool, where form follows function, the mattock a "cu!er" mattock with a horizontal adze blade opposite the vertical axe blade balances sinuous and tapering blades with a substantial long ovular handle. Hand carved from a single block of Walnut, the blades flow into a tapered center sleeve within which the sand cast iron handle is contained.

Interested in the interaction of natural and manmade worlds, Michael Moran, a woodworker and tree lover, and his partner Celia Gibson create pieces that are both elegant and honest, paying homage to the unique characteristics of the wood itself. The domestic hardwood trees used for Moran Woodworked’s custom, limited-edition furniture as well as for Michael’s sculpture each have their own story to tell, with each knot, curve, and bark inclusion honored as part of that story. Such care and reverence for materials encourage viewers to reconsider the ways in which they interact with, and often take for granted, the natural world.

 Michael and Celia have been designing and building modern, yet traditionally crafted furniture since 2004 in their workshop and home in New York’s Hudson Valley.

DETAILS
  • Dimensions: 42" x 18"
  • Walnut and Iron 
  • Edition 1 of 2