|1992||Born in Munich|
|1986–1989||Apprenticeship as a carpenter|
|1992||Examination for the master craftsman's diploma (carpenter)|
|1994||1st Prize International Woodturning, Victoria, Australia|
|2002||Bavarian State Prize and others|
The wooden objects created by Ernst Gamperl inevitably captivate the beholder. This multiple award-winning artist, who has revolutionized his trade and elevated it to the status of an art, deliberately includes in his designs any knots and frost cracks in the wood. For each of his creations, he selects a specific portion of one of a variety of entire logs that he saws into pieces. After the fresh wood has been lathe-turned and shaped, it bulges, warps and cracks in the drying process. To hold the cracks and fissures together, Gamperl uses wooden or wire staples which, in conjunction with the fine grooves cut into the objects’ surfaces, lend them their special aura.