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Jean-Pascal Lheureux

  • Woodworker
  • st Rémy en Bouzemont, France
  • Master Artisan
Jean-Pascal Lheureux Woodworker
© Jean-Pascal L'Heureux

Symphonies in wood

  • • Jean-Pascal sees sculpture as an extension of his cabinetmaking
  • • His sculpture is inspired by fossils and shells, polished and patinated by time
  • • His work has been featured in various exhibitions

Having mastered both, Jean-Pascal Lheureux subtly blends the craft of cabinetmaker with that of woodcarver. Influenced by childhood memories of visiting his great uncle's wheelwright workshop, his passion for wood arose at a young age. After a first career in furniture making, Jean-Pascal opened his woodturning workshop in 2004, where he has since perfected a variety of techniques, such as steam bending, green wood turning, ornamental techniques and lacquer finishing methods. His clean-lined creations find form in sculptures and contemporary furniture, through which he gracefully lets the nobility of wood emerge. Nature, especially minerals and fossils, have inspired his most refined pieces, giving wood the resemblance of ceramic.

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Works

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Photo: © Jean-Pascal L'Heureux
Vestige fossilium

Vestige fossilium is a wood sculpture made of solid oak. Several processes were used to make it and for its rendering: after being carved, the wood was sandblasted and burnt. A colourless wax was applied as a finish.

Length 45 cm
Width 15 cm
Height 60 cm

Photo: © Jean-Pascal L'Heureux
Envol

Envol is a mobile sculpture with a poetic character. Entirely made of ash, the sculpture is composed of different pieces of finely carved wood that are suspended in the air. Japanese lacquer and copper oxide have been applied to the wood to give it its final smooth rendering.

Length 200 cm
Width 35 cm
Height 200 cm

Photo: © Jean-Pascal L'Heureux
Otni

This sculpture demonstrates Jean-Pascal’s precision in his work and his mastery of the craft. Entirely made of ash, the sculpture was realised using a wood lathe. The carved piece was then worked in different stages to give it its final smooth texture: it was sandblasted on a black lacquered finish.

Height 10 cm
Diameter 45 cm

Photo: © Jean-Pascal L'Heureux
Nautilus Minéralis

The sculpture Nautilus Minéralis is made of ash. Several processes were applied for its creation: the wood was carved, then engraved using the pyrography technique. Twenty layers of black pigmented lacquer were applied before the sculpture was finalised with a cerused finish and polishing.

Height 18 cm
Diameter 49 cm

Photo: © Jean-Pascal L'Heureux
Vase Minéralis

This sculpture, Vase Minéralis, is made of ash. In addition to being carved, the process of realisation included several steps. The wood was engraved using the pyrography technique, and then covered with a black pigment lacquer. The piece was finalised with a cerused finish and polishing.

Height 25 cm
Diameter 25 cm

Photo: © Jean-Pascal L'Heureux
Onde de Choc

With Onde de Choc, Jean-Pascal aimed to create a wall sculpture. Made of ash, this piece involved several steps. It has been entirely carved with a gouge and then sandblasted and burnt. The sculpture was then finalised with a black and white cerused finish.

Length 150 cm
Width 60 cm
Height 10 cm

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