Ernst Gamperl turns wood when it is wet. In this way he creates unique designs working with the natural bulges and organic indentations that emerge out of the wood as it dries.
"I cut the piece and then allow it to dry, I keep it under water while working and allow the warping process to happen - so the wood grows a certain way naturally."
Ernst is sympathetic to the timbers fissures, fractures, branches and growths working with them creating beautiful sympathetic repairs and controls as part of his vessels.
This spring Ernst Gamperl was announced as winner of the Loewe Craft Prize.