Since a very long time people use wood.
We use it to make fire, to construct buildings or tools. However, some use it for its beauty and for its beautiful grain.
The art which is presented here, it's just about this beauty and fascination. I always try to emphasis the texture and grain of the wood when I work on the wood and when I try to select the right form.
In every piece of wood there is something inside!
Somtimes it takes a while until I know exactly what is hidden in this certain piece of wood and then I only have to cut away everything that does not fit to this little secret.
I would like to bring to light what is hidden. All little things are finely hand made and lovingly hand crafted.
In any case: "Nothing off the shelf!"
If you have a design request, please contact me, I'll see if I can find a piece of wood where your little treasure is hidden.
See the "Service" to learn more.
Welcome to TimberCharms
On Timber Charms quality art pieces from selected local wood are presented.
Every single piece was made by hand. I generally use only untreated wood from the region, I've even picked and dried them by myself. For some objects I have used construction wood, which is waste when building a house. Sometimes I have used basswood. This is the only wood I have to buy, I have not found a supplier in my area.
You can fing countless jewelry and decorative items. But all of them are produced in masses in factories.
That is the big difference!
Every single thing here on TimberCharms is unique. Even when I try to make the same object again, I will fail. The form is little bit more round or varies a little bit. The structure and the grain of the wood is different. Every piece exits only once!
When I work on the TimberCharms I really set a high value on accuracy and details. Only in this case I can grant for high quality finish, prettyness and longevity. My clients should have fun with their little treasure for a long time.
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types of wood
On the following pages I will try to give - a really short - description of the wood I use.
In most cases the wood is from "neighbours garden" and is collected and dried by myself.
Sometimes there are really some curiosities. I can not say much about them, because I did not find much about these wood. As an example I would like to list Rhododendron or wood from the root of a rose.
There is one kind of wood, that I have to buy, because I did not find a local source yet.
Some of my little treasures represent symbols.
Mostly I have carved them without ulterior motives and without thinking about their meaning. I have seen the symbol somewhere and i thought that they are interesting and so I started to carve them.
In conjunction of wood with grain and form I have carved some beautiful little works of art, without having an idea about the meaning.
After a certain time, however, I was asked more and more often, about the meaning of my carvings. So I began to inform me. On the following pages I have tried to note what I found out.
The descriptions do not claim 100% accuracy and completeness!
As I said before, they are the result of what I have found. If something is fundamentally wrong, I'm grateful for any advice or further information.