Cobalt and Turquoise Sculptural Glass Mobile
This mobile is made from cobalt and turquoise Murano glass, and stainless steel, and moves nicely in the breeze, catching the light and casting beautiful shadows.
“Flight” Stainless Steel Mobile
What makes this mobile special, is that each of the stainless steel rods is delicately curved in three dimensions, rather than just a straight rod. Each curve relates to the one above and below, leading the whole piece to change constantly as it moves. The rods are most often viewed in silhouette, and the appearance of the lines drawn can be really deceptive and surprising: what you think is a bent rod suddenly becomes straight, or one curve morphs into a different one as the mobile moves.
“Green-Tangerine” Sculptural Glass Mobile
This one is mouth-watering! So colourful and juicy it looks edible, like a collection of psychedelic lollipops. A totally contemporary addition to a thoroughly modern minimalist household. Made from seven pieces of Murano glass I created myself in a hot flame, and high quality stainless steel rods and brass swivels.
“Purple Moonlight” Sculptural Glass Mobile
The most elaborate kinetic glass sculpture I've made so far, the Purple Moonlight mobile is made of two small mobiles joined by a stainless steel rod and counterbalanced by three additional elements.
To dream of a purple moon is to be open to changing your ideas about a certain aspect of life or the world; to question your beliefs and break out of solidified patterns of thinking. There are 13 moons in this mobile, like the number of moons in a year, some are full and some are dark and new, but all have a dreamy purple glow around them.
“Green Energy” Sculptural Glass Mobile
I love the energy and movement in this mobile created by the two curves in the top and bottom steel rods. A totally contemporary addition to a thoroughly modern minimalist household. Made from six pieces of Murano glass I created myself in a hot flame. The metal rods are high quality stainless steel and the swivels are brass. See below for dimensions.
“Orbit, Seven Moon System” Sculptural Glass Mobile
“Orbit, Seven Moon System” was made from three different shades of blue/green blown Borosilicate glass (Pyrex).
A heavenly creation. They could be microcosmic atomic particles, water droplets floating slowly, as time slows down in a vortex, or moons drifting around an invisible planet.
Generally, if one wants to blow bubbles with glass using the 'lampworking' technique, then Pyrex tubes are used, rather than solid rods. Pyrex is preferred because it resists thermal shock so you can hold one end of the cold tube, while heating the other end to a liquid, without the tube cracking.
Stars and Eclipsed Moon
Made entirely from 316 grade stainless steel, and bronze swivels. I used 0.9mm plate for this one to make it nice and light so it moves easily. I love how it catches the light and the stars and moon go from bright to dark as it moves!
I cut out each element from stainless steel plate, grind it into shape, then sand it with several grits of sandpaper, then weld it to a stainless steel rod, Then I balance each element in sequence, mark the fulcrum, weld on the loop, heat the end to a red heat and bend the hook. Once all the elements are made, I file the welds by hand, and then sand each piece again to a brushed metal finish. They are very well made, and I like to leave some evidence to the tool marks to show the fabrication process and the ‘realness’ of a handmade work of art.
90cm in diameter. Each star is 7cm across.
Saturn Rings Mobile
Water is the giver of life, so I start my search for sentience beyond, with Saturn, not Mars. The rings of saturn are swirling clouds of water ice. Tiny sparkling fragments, crystal balls, huge icebergs, that reflect the universe in empty silent space. And Saturn is surrounded by many watery moons, each one full of water ice.
Each borosilicate glass vessel contains melted water ice. This is a life-filled universe of watery saturn planets and their moons revolving around a centre, waiting for life to grow.
Made from Borosilicate glass, bronze rod and water.