Alain Mailland

Alain Mailland

Alain Mailland was born on the Ivory Coast and moved with his family back to France when he was five years old. From age twenty to twenty two, he studied at the National Art School of Cergy-Pontoise. Although he worked as a mason and carpenter in building construction, it was not until he was twenty eight that he took his first course in woodturning. He began his own shop specializing in interior woodworking: stairs, cabinetry and verandas. During this time he continued to turn wood as an amateur. In the early 1990’s, Mailland slowly changed his focus from interior carpentry to turning and has since done nothing but lathe work. Mailland soon developed his own distinctive style and technique, particularly in hollowing. He began showing and selling his work at exhibitions and other craft venues. As his work matured, he continued learning by taking courses with other notable turners such as Andre Martel, Michael Hosaluk, and Terry Martin. He has quickly gained a reputation for his very distinctive work and has been exhibiting and demonstrating internationally.

Arwen by Alain Mailland


Collaboration with Binh Pho
Box Elder, European Afzelia burl
10”h x 12.5”w 12.5”d

Children of Gaia by Alain Mailland

Children of Gaia

Collaboration with Binh Pho
Hackberry, maple, acrylic paints
14”h x 19”w x 17”

The Birth of the Viking Ships by Alain Mailland

The Birth of the Viking Ships

Cherry, Pigments
Diam: 44 cm; h: 23 cm

Ondine by Alain Mailland


L: 19 cm; l: 10 cm; h: 26 cm

Three Sisters by Alain Mailland

Three Sisters

Pistachio Root
L: 31 cm; l: 17 cm; h: 18 cm

Blue Coral by Alain Mailland

Blue Coral

Root of Madrone, Acrylics, Colour Pencil
H: 18 cm ; D: 16 cm

Sea Slug by Alain Mailland

Sea Slug

African Blackwood
L: 42 cm ; l: 20 cm ; h: 16 cm

Pistachio Temple by Alain Mailland

Pistachio Temple

H: 20 cm ; D: 9 cm

Pollens by Alain Mailland


D: 31 cm ; h: 64 cm

La Nef by Alain Mailland

La Nef

D: 14 cm ; l: 40 cm

Fruit Mur by Alain Mailland

Fruit Mûr

D: 23 cm ; h: 42 cm