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Crafts during the Covid19 lockdown in March 2020.




During the First Lockdown in the Netherlands, we were obliged to stay home for about 8 weeks. The situation was surreal, all over Europe museums, cinemas, libraries, galleries, shops and all social activities were frozen. Going out was not allowed, or in a way very limited. Our ‘’normal life’’ had to stop and our routine had to drastically change. Time lost its sense and the perception of it changed drastically.
Days sometimes were extremely long and some other times flew by in a jiffy.
After the first week, I needed to find myself a practice, something which would help me to stay focused for a few hours a day and that aided in isolating myself a bit from the bombarding pieces of information which were coming from newspaper and social media.
Wood Carving was the easiest and simpler crafts to apply. I basically only needed a bunch of tools, some leftover wood and a closed place where to work. So for two months, my shed became my atelier, and my daily practice was to produce furniture for my own house.
This practice really helped me physically and mentally during the lockdown, It was a way to keep up with my work, stay focused and filling the emptiness of a lockdown.
The result of this practice are two objects, the first one is bench comped by four slabs of Red Cedarwood and the second is a coat hanger out of Maple wood.


  • Materials; Leftover Red Cedar and Mapple Wood
  • Years; 2020
  • Typology; Furniture 
  • Crafts; Carving Wood
  • Produced in my shed during the first lockdown for the Covid19 World Pandemic
  • Photo courtesy of Tellurico’s Archive





























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LOCKDOWN / COVID19 / TELLURICO / LEFTOVER / WOOD CARVING  / FURNITURE
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