This collection of turned orb inspired vessels plays with the themes of symmetry, balance and fractal design. The colours, shapes and smoothness of the different types of wood encourage touch. They are made to be handled and enjoyed as a physical experience. Also there’s no ‘right’ way up.
Made from American black Walnut, Sycamore and Yew.
Price range £600 - £780
Chris Elmer 'Tilted'
The 'Pocket' collection is all about exploring sculpture with a heightened sense of touch. Holding a piece in your hand, feeling it's weight, and feeling the subtle shapes with sensitive finger tips all adds to the experience.
These optimistic expressions of growth and abundance are like ancient talisman or fertility symbols with a contemporary twist.
They're also small enough to carry in a pocket or purse.
They all measure 8 x 5 x 5 cm
From the top
1 - Pocket Ovum - Malachite and Marble
Pocket Sproglet - Marble
Prices see below
2 - Pocket Ovum - Marble
3 - Pocket Sproglet - Marble
4 - Pocket Ovum - Lapis Lazuli and Marble
5 - Pocket Ovum - Malachite and Marble
19 x 50 x 22 cm
Optional Slate Plinth
41 x 26 x 4.2 approx
Very Large Wood Sculpture
There is a sense that this form is continuing to develop. It is protected by graduated spines that are an integral part of its growth and fruition. A beautiful balance between yin and yang.
Lime wood and sycamore 87 x 66 x 20 cm
Photo 1 Graduated spines on the outer
Photo 2 Seed like spikes seen from the
Photo 3 Detail of outer shell
This smooth fertile shell nurtures seeds that develop and grow. They nestle amongst the soft folds of the female body and increase in size. Gradually emerging until almost independent
Lime wood and sycamore
69 x 49 x 20 cm
Photo 1 Inner shell with seeds emerging
Photo 2 Outer shell with seeds growing
Photo 3 Detail of orb seeds
Fertility is inspired by natures prolific willingness to diversify and change. All things are moving through a metamorphic state, whether it’s a species, virus, or the cosmos itself. Nothing stays the same.
The delicate nipples in the centre of the back of the outer shell develop and grow larger. They stretch and distort, transmuting into seed baring nodules that will continue the transformation still further.
Lime wood and laburnum.
74 x 61 x 20 cm
Photo 1 Reveals the honeycomb womb
Photo 2 The outer shell and the
transformative growth sequence
Photo 3 Detail of the final seed nodules
Photo 4 Detail of the begining of growth
Zendog is part of a series expressly made for handling. She can easily be removed from the stand and explored through touch. Lapis pips graduate from the belly of the pod.
Weight3.6kg - 7 lb 13oz
55 x 7.5cm
67cm high with stand
Ovum is part of a series expressly made for handling. She is ultimately an expression of fertility with seeds embedded into an egg.
Weight 4.3kg - 9 lb 6oz
Nabrasina Limestone and Red/Brown Marble
20 x 12.5cm
Chris Elmer 'Ovum'
£4600 to commission
Ancaster weatherbed & Carrera marble
28 x 52 x 22 cm
£2600 to commission
44 x 30 x 30 cm
£4650 to commission
Grace is part of a series expressly made for handling. She can easily be removed from the stand and explored through touch. There is a fluid movement that can be felt as Grace twists and graduates around her interior axis.
Weight 3.1kg - 6 lb 14oz
51 x 8.5cm
63cm high with stand
Zen is part of a series expressly made for handling. She can easily be removed from the stand and explored through touch. It is the sheer simplicity of her form that radiates her ethereal presence.
Weight 3.5kg - 7 lb 9oz
55.5 x 7.2cm
67.5cm high with stand
Dimple 1 & 2
Both pieces are expressions of natures prolific abundance. They explore the various relationships between the perfect hard metal seeds and the soft nurturing fruiting bodies.
This one half of the of a sphere, is studded with hard chrome spherical pips. It is the simplicity of spheres (completeness) imbedded into half sphere shell that gives this piece it’sbalance and symmetry.
Beech with chrome pips.
24 cm Diam x 10 cm
Sycamore with brass pips.
41 x 25 x 10 cm
An abundant female pod is bursting with fertile pips and reveals a smooth wavy edge.
Lime wood and slate 57 x 25 x 20 cm
The blend of harmony, balance and sensual proportion combine to create a beautiful presence. It can be admired many times and be freshly seen. It can be music, emotion or even a state of mind.