[:fr]In his workshop housed in the heart of the gardois scrub, Alain Mailland is one of those who reveals the beauty of the treasures that the scrubland conceals: the heather, the arbousier, the cade, the pistachio, the micocoulier, among many others.
A carpenter converted to the turn, Alain explores and pushes his limits to invent new forms. He was one of the first in France to dig green wood, to better play on the veil that the fiber will marry when drying.
He developed a technique allowing him to make turned flowers, a technique that opened the door to new sculptures: improbable flowers, mutant sea anemones, aerial octopuses, his pieces with evocative and often mischievous names suggest the strange but soothed nuptials of fauna and flora, the sea and plants.
[:en]In his workshop in the heart of the maquis gardois, Alain Mailland is one of those who reveal the beauty the treasures scrubland contains: heather, arbutus, the juniper, pistachio, hackberry, among others.
Carpenter converted to turning, Alain explores and pushes his limits to invent new forms. He is one of the first in France to dig green wood, to play better on the watch that the fiber will marry drying.
He developed a technique allowing him to make turned flowers, a technique opening him the door to new sculptures: improbable flowers, anemones mutant sea, air octopus, his pieces with evocative names and often malicious suggest strange wedding but subsided fauna and flora, sea and plant.
See which are the courses Alain Mailland gives at Escoulen woodturning school:
– oceanic or veggie inspired sculptures,
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Alain Mailland's website: www.mailland.fr