About Hermann Voegele

Portrait: Hermann Voegele

Hermann Voegele is a master gardener from Rußheim, near Karlsruhe, Germany. He was born in Karlsruhe in 1954, and after completing his school-leaving exams, enrolled in a one-year course at the technical college for carpentry in Schwetzingen. He followed that with a course in tool and container design under Prof Gottfried Böckelmann in Hildesheim, with a focus on wood turning. In 1985, Hermann Voegele completed his gardening studies with his Master Craftsman Certificate in horticulture, and since then has worked in various associated fields; most recently in garden maintenance and care.

Hermann Voegele has also gained holistic experience at his own Demeter vegetable plantation, complete with market stand. His ten years of experience in garden maintenance, during which time he also started woodcarving, laid the foundations for his current activities: his company GartenLiebe (Love of Gardens), and his artistic ‘Ornamental Wood’ creations.

“My work as a gardener gives me the opportunity to collect unusual pieces of wood, namely branches and twigs. To counterpart my physically exhausting work, I discovered woodcarving. Here I can sit in quiet contemplation and let my Fantasies in Wood take shape.” – Hermann Voegele

The journey of my wood creations

Wood that has grown in the garden over many years; dead, cut and distracting
It’s already had its history there.

It’s just a piece of wood – a branch – a twig
interesting – arousing my attention

picked up – cracked – split

What’s inside? – What’s outside? – Curiosity

Making the inside visible – The way inside, and then back out – Fascination

Movement – constant changes in the wood’s colour and grain

Figures – they appear in the mind of the viewer:
everyone has his or her own fantasies
so there is no need for the objects to have names or descriptions

Sanded by hand so that they are soft as velvet, and treated with high quality
camellia oil – odourless and food-safe


get in touch

Showroom (viewing by appointment)

Hermann Voegele,
Herrgottstraße 9, 76706 Dettenheim-Rußheim

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