See How Pencils Were Turned Into Surprisingly Creative Vases

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika

 

Finnish designer Tuomas Markunpoika, worked together with Gallery FUMI and pencil company Faber-Castell, to create a collection of vases named, Amalgamation.

Let have a look at how he made the vases…

 

It all starts with a sketch of what the vase should look like.

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


Then, he glues pencils together to create a solid block.

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


This is what the block of pencils looks like once it all been glued together.

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


The block is then placed on a lathe (wood turning machine), which will then carve out the vase shape.

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


This is what the block of pencils turn into once they’re done on the lathe.

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


The vase is then removed from the lathe and finished to make the final product.

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


You can see that when the vases were turned, the inner structure of the pencil is revealed.

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


By revealing the lead, the pattern and color is exposed depending on the shape of the vase.

Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


Amalgamated by Tuomas Markunpoika


Watch the video below to see how it is all done.


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