DUE back in stock | early April 2021
A beautifully simple sycamore vase for holding pretty posies or foraged foliage - a welcome addition to your dining table, on a mantlepiece, sideboard or your bedside table.
Turned from English sycamore, sourced sustainably from small, independent sawmills and finished in lemon oil. The pale matt hue of the wood has an almost ceramic quality about it.
Each vase has an internal clear glass beaker, meaning you can display flowers and keep them in water for a long-lasting display.
- height 11.5cm, diameter at widest point 8cm
- opening is 2.5cm diameter and 10cm deep
- the glass insert is close-fitting, but can be carefully removed should you need to clean it
- do not submerge the wooden vase, but can be wiped clean and dried straight away
Selwyn House is formed by Sean Best and Ellie Smalls, who met studying Fine Art at Leeds Arts University.
Always drawn to making things, Sean bought a second-hand lathe and began teaching himself woodturning. Combining their creative talents, Sean & Ellie began to create small-batch handmade serveware & homeware from the best British-grown timbers they could get their hands on.
All the wood used for Selwyn House pieces is sourced as locally as possible to the workshop and is from trees which have grown in Britain. Most wood is bought from small independent sawmills, who either manage woodland around them or buy directly from local tree surgeons. The wood is milled and air-dried at these sawmills for a minimum of 18 months before it even comes to the workshop.
Working in small batches means they are able to source more unusual and characterful pieces of timber to work with and adapt designs to make the most of the wood.
All Selwyn House pieces are designed to be functional as well as beautiful.