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Precious Series

These pieces are intended to highlight precious life forms living on the sea bed and margins of the oceans .  The Clam, the Oyster and the Chiton who being filter feeders rely on clean water to thrive. These life forms are often harvested before they can reach maturity and with the acidification of the oceans their shells are becoming thinner and less resilient to attack.

Precious Series - Sculptures - 20cm on polished granite base

Precious Series - Chiton - 20cm

Precious Series - Chiton - 20cm

Precious Series - Oyster - 20cm

Precious Series - Detail

Precious Series - Clam - 20cm

Precious Series - Clam - 20cm

Change Series

This trio was designed and made during the first COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020. The pieces called Calm Waters, Ripple and Maelstrom are a subconscious reaction to the turbulent times. 

Oceanic Series

Working with glass frits and sheet glass. These pieces look at the dappled reflections on the ocean.

Oceanic - Vessel - 37cm

Sea & Sky - Vesssel - 37cm

Sea & Sky - wall piece - 32cm

Oceanic - vessel - 32cm

Wave Bowls - 11cm

Oceanic  - Bowl - 37cm

Oceanic - Bowl - 37cm

Speckled Blue - Bowl - 17cm

Wave Bowl - 11cm

Wave Bowls - 11cm

Wave Bowl - 11cm

Inspired by Sand

Series

Vessels portraying the crystalline qualities of sand and the colours of a coastline.  The layers of frit mirroring a cliff side which reveals sediments long hidden from the surface;  most dramatically a black layer suggesting a long forgotten fire perhaps. 
In some I use contours of a coast to suggest the transition from waters edge to  beach to soil and vegetation.

Coastal wall piece - 32cm

Inspired by sand - detail

Inspired by sand - detail

Coastal Series - wall pieces 32cm

Coastal Vessel - 32cm

Inspired by sand - Vessel - 37cm

Inspired by sand - detail

Inspired by sand Vessel - 37cm

Inspired by sand Vessel - 37cm

Inspired by sand Vessel - 37cm

Inspired by sand Vessel - 32cm

Transient Isle Series

The starting point for these works was an oyster and the island where it lived and died.  I developed my designs around the layering and ageing of the shell and the changes to the island over time.  The work responds to the 'ever shifting' sands, mans' interventions, the lifecycle of the beach and the textures of the coastline.

Transient Isle I - wall piece - 90x55cm

Transient Isle I

Transient Isle I - detail

Transient Isle I - detail

Transient Isle II and III

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Oceanic - Vessel - 37cm