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Maxime Perrolle

Maxime Perrolle Woodturner
Contact
French, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+33 624451569
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Captivated by a living material

  • • Woodturning has a rich and varied 1,000 year-old history
  • • Maxime’s art is anchored in his respect for the environment
  • • Woodturning as a profession is relatively little known in France

Following his training in carpentry and woodwork, Maxime Perrolle had a chance encounter with a woodturner and was immediately captivated. He began turning small pieces on his own, then sought formal training. After a year at France’s only woodturning school, the Ecole Escoulen, he founded his own workshop in 2016. “Traditional woodturning is strictly for furniture, but modern woodturning incorporates various artistic techniques to create unique works of art,” he says. Maxime only uses local materials, and his works convey a deep respect for his primary material: France’s native hard woods. “I work a lot in oak and ash, whose structure and texture are an excellent medium.”

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Works

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Coquille no. 1

This sculpture made of ash wood was turned on a lathe, sculpted and painted with acrylic. Part of the Coquille series, it was inspired by the erosion of minerals like shells and volcanic stones, representing the passage of time.

Height 22 cm
Length 26 cm

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Burn

This sculpture made of oak is part of an ongoing investigation into form and balance. Masterfully turned on a lathe, sculpted and burned, it is characterised by its extreme lightness and thinness.

Height 22 cm
Length 22 cm

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Flore

This sculpture made of oak was turned on a lathe, sculpted and pigmented. Part of the Flore series, it was inspired by blooming flowers. Maxime created it as a tribute to trees, while enhancing the natural ability of wood to deform.

Height 18 cm
Length 27 cm

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Oxyde

This sculpture made of oak is part of Maxime’s ongoing investigation into lightness and balance. Masterfully turned on a lathe, sculpted and pigmented, its raw appearance was inspired by ancient pieces of pottery often found buried under the ground.

Height 17 cm
Length 17 cm

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Sphère

This sculpture made of oak is part of Maxime’s ongoing investigation into lightness and balance. Masterfully turned on a lathe, sculpted and pigmented, its metal-like appearance shows the versatility of wood in all its colours and textures.

Height 22 cm
Length 22 cm

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