Michelle Vogel – Wood Sculptor – Australia
Michelle lives and works amongst the high country timber of the Strathbogie Ranges – Victoria. Inspired by the gnarls and burls, Michelle works with her eye to reveal the hidden textures and seams of the unique, precious timbers she has access to. Each piece of Work for this reason is a treasure to be valued highly.
Some Work is functional – you can dress your Easter/Christmas tables and the pieces will become Heirlooms – to be handed down by generations – remembering the fun and laughter of times to be had around Michelle’s table!
Other pieces are purely sculptural and we are hoping as Christmas approaches we will be able to persuade Michelle to share some more of these gorgeous pieces with us for you to be able to buy On-line from her Gallery Shop, no matter where you live!
All Work is inspired by Michelle’s love of nature – sitting with her goat ‘Fetta’ in front of her fire she whittles and grinds her pieces – finishing each one by hand to a beautiful fine silky finish that you will find it hard to keep your hands off!
Michelle is becoming known across the music landscape in Victoria for her wonderful touch with her Guitars – played on stage by her twin teenage sons who when asked where they had acquired these amazing instruments weren’t shy to say their Mum made them!! 🌞 orders for these can be taken – but well in advance of any need to play – as you can imagine these are not fast production pieces – many cups of tea are needed between sanding’s !!
Timbers for all of Michelle’s Work, vary from Huon Pine paired with Silverbirch and Mountain Ash as an Artist she is always keeping her eye out for something different, special and unique to tease her minds eye – each new timber suggesting a new creative process for her.
Rare and unique pieces of Red Malley Burl are irreplaceable, so each piece of Work sculpted from these Burls are one off original pieces never to be remade – something for you to buy and treasure, such as these beautiful, elegant cream and jam spoon and knife sets below..
This glorious ‘Splash’ – Handcrafted for her Dad’s Birthday!
(unfortunately not for sale at the moment)
Leaves are a recurring theme for Michelle as she wanders her property in the High Country and watches the changing seasons – come and go with their magnificent sunsets across the Ranges!
or …..if you prefer a personal touch you can invest in this wonderful – Red Malley Burl – Barrette to dress your hair in style…………