Sculptural Necklace by Julien Righi One of Kind

Sculptural Necklace by Julien Righi One of Kind
Unusual carved Ivy wood with fine leather lacing
Size is adjustable
Central large natural Hematite Stone (Haematite Crystal)

It is said that Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. It is known as a very protective stone
it grounds and protects us.
Known for strengthening our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality. A “stone for the mind”, Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought

Mythological themes run through Julien’s work, they’re timeless, both ancient and futuristic.
Julien Righi b 1977- French contemporary sculptor has established a thriving and diverse Arts Community in the protected forest of a National Park
The juxtaposition of natural woods and man made found objects fused together by Juliens sculptural expertise and personal vision are a recurring theme in all his works
He works producing monumental sculptures for public exhibitions and private collectors throughout the world
As well as exceptionally individual unique pieces of jewelry

Julien Riga

Julien Righi: life is an… art to be shared!

Julien Righi lives in the Landes, south of Mimizan, in the small village of Mezos.
He is 34 years old. His life is made up of creations, exchanges, wood, music, metal…
Julien is “bathed” entirely in the world of creation and moving art.
As such, his studio is open to everyone and a meeting with a man of his quality always ends with a “hello artist”! well-deserved.
In this article we will try to share with you his story, his friends, his creations, in a few words: his life, his passion for wood and his way of living it and sharing it… Welcome to all of Mezos for a walk in the woods.

Loic Kerisel

Loïc Kerisel: curve, finesse and elegance…

“I deeply love my work. I create furniture because this activity gives me the greatest joy”. Loïc Kerisel’s motivation is very clear! We can observe it through each of his creations. Nature, its ever-changing shapes and colors are her source of inspiration. He strives to convey in his works this finesse of perception that is his… “To put into art” a given moment, a perception seized!


The yew: the very beautiful tree… with toxic berries!

The yew or taxus baccata comes from the Greek “taxis” and “baccata”, which means bacciferous, that is to say bearer of berries, referring to its fruit simulating a berry. From the word taxus comes the Latin word taxicum which means poison and which gave rise to the word toxic. The tree’s poison is called taxine.
Our bearer of poisonous berries is an atypical tree… It is a resinous tree, but it has no resin. it is a conifer, but without a cone. It is a tree with toxic wood which can be food for certain game (fruits, branches and needles are prized by deer and wild boar, provided they spit out the seeds, which are very highly toxic).

Tom Rauschke

Remaking a tree… from a tree!

What a funny idea ! And yet isn’t this the soul of poetry, of art, or of dreams? Let us be carried away by this American artist and travel through his works, all different but all having one thing in common: nature! A bee on a flower, a tree of nests or trees with several trunks and here we are immersed in the wilderness in the… reconquest of the tree!

Thomas Dambo

Take a look… at the grandiose!

Today, we propose to discover a Danish artist: Thomas Dambo, of whom we can say that he does not do lace…! Indeed, what he produces are rather grandiose, even gigantic works! Gulliver’s cousins are back! It also presents street art, plastic sculptures… We are going to focus more particularly on its Giants! Are you boarding?

Refocusing on chuck

Refocusing on chuck

Here’s a tip for woodturners who regularly work with chucks.
Most of the time we make a line near the grip in case we have to refocus during work.
But, in the end, it’s not always very precise and then sometimes you need to get the wood out a little bit by shortening the grip in the chuck. This is what I recommend…

Removable gouge handle

Removable gouge handle

Passionate about the router, we made our own router table. I give Hand Tool lessons. So I work with teenagers.
Commercial 6 mm cutters are too long. I decided to shorten them by turning a removable handle. I engage it on the gouge and lock it with a wedge much like a match and once it is in place the teens hands are much closer to the work. It is convenient.