La Tène Pen Pot
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This one of a kind product was created by Villkat Arts exclusively for Northern Fire! The design of the La Tene Pen Pot was burned onto the plate using a pyrography pen and as only one of these will ever be made, this is a truly unique piece of art.
The La Tène art style can be found across much of Europe and its characteristic swirls have been a huge influence on the work of Villkat.
Originating in Central Europe in the late Iron Age, the style spread to reach areas as far apart as Spain, Romania and of course Britain.
The meanings behind the symbolism in the artwork are lost to us. What do you see inside the patterns?
Material & Make
The use of fire to manipulate natural materials is one of the most ancient forms of artistry. Pyrography has been discovered on artefacts globally such as bone, wood, leather, and even stone.
Each piece is uniquely one of a kind, having been hand worked by the artisan to compliment the dimension of the design and respect the natural grain of the wood.
About The Artist
Villkat is Inspired by the Ancients and describes his art as "a journey of re-discovering Northern European heritage from within. Moved by the mystery of the standing stones and the legacy of Celtic & Norse art and symbolism, paired with the spiritual & shamanic practices they may have had".
You can see more of Ash's artwork on Northern Fire here.