We are Myrra Rós and Júlíus Óttar, a husband and wife living in Iceland. In 2016 we moved from the city life for Júlíus to work along side his father Björgvin Tómasson, doing organ building and fixing harmoniums amongst other things.
I on the other hand found myself without work so I started to design and make wings out of scraps and materials laying around the workshop. This is how our project Fjaðrafok began.
a workshop in Stokkseyri, Iceland
Stokkseyri is a small town by the sea in Southern Iceland. We work out of Orgelsmiðja Björgvins Tómassonar, but as I mentioned Björgvin is the father of Júlíus and Iceland's only organ builder. The workshop is by the harbour overlooking the ocean. Soon after I made my first pair of wings, Björgvin offered me a little table in the corner of the workshop so I would have space to work on more creations.
The wing base is made of different types of wood. Mostly some cut off parts that would otherwise end up as firewood. The feathers are mostly made from wood thins of Walnut, Mahogany and Birch.
The materials are also mostly scraps and leftovers. No two pairs will ever be the same since I make each and every one by hand. from sculpting the base the feathers go on, to each feather cut out, glued, sanded, stained and varnished.