maple burl


Irmina is a hand turned wood candle holder I handcrafted from wood responsibly sourced in nearby Fayette County, Kentucky. Visible in the wood are a multitude of worm hole tracks which add interest and make this a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

Worm holes are made by the misleadingly named woodworm. Woodworms actually are the wood-eating larval form of a variety of beetle species.

Burls are knotty growths on trees where the wood grew in a deformed manner because of stress (due to injury, virus, or a fungal infection). The deformation of the wood as the tree grew creates a unique and visually striking grain when viewed from any vantage point. While burls can form on any type of tree, certain species are more susceptible. This makes burls somewhat rare and much sought after.

This turned wood candle holder measures approximately 4-3/4″ at its widest point and 1-1/8″ tall (without glass) or 1-5/8″ tall (with glass). Care instructions are included with the purchase of this piece.

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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.

Creekview Woodshop donates a portion of every sale to Green Forests Work, a nonprofit dedicated to re-establishing healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia.


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