Lunar Sector

Lunar Sector

280 x 190 x 28mm Fine silver on copper and kuromido. A certified Lunar meteorite has been shaped to occupy the center.

Red Electron

Red Electron

140 x 140 x 80mm Raised, forged and coloured copper supports a red jasper sphere; split, hollowed and leafed to hold a certified Martian meteorite.

Silver Grain

Silver Grain

130 x 130 x 65mm Coloured ash, traditionally fusion welded, fine silver and shibuichi mokume gane, matched to the grain of the timber.

Eon

Eon

120mm diameter Stone, gold, fifty thousand year-old swamp kauri.

Orion's

Orion's

700mm x 880 x 140 Solid gold, inlaid oak and blued steel, cherry and mokume gane, oregon, yew, copper and a rimu sphere made from an artifact of national importance, capped with a piece of the Campo Del Cielo meteorite.

Venus

Venus

550mm diameter Cypress sphere, inlaid with copper and a polished black basalt centre with silver and kuromido mokume gane.

Wormhole

Wormhole

140mm diameter segmented, blued steel outer sphere, bursting to show an inner sphere of burr cypres and a ribbon of mokume gane.

Virus in Yew

Virus in Yew

160mm diameter Mokume gane, copper, silver, bronze, heat and chemical patina. Polished yew.

A Sense of Scale

A Sense of Scale

600 x 1100 x 100mm Chip carved, cypress 'Sun' form with copper / bronze and mokume inlay and a carved Sapphire 'Earth', also in laid with mokume. They have a correct scale relationship at 40m apart.

Drifter

Drifter

120 x 120 x 65mm Driftwood, probably matai, has been inlaid with bronze and silver, grain patterned metal.

Spent Virus

Spent Virus

160mm diameter Red beech, patinated copper, bronze.

Virus

Virus

200mm diameter Oregon, nails, patinated steel

Core

Core

240mm diameter Cypress sphere, hollow with grown shapes, inlaid and silver leafed. Inlay at two knots form Kanji like shapes.

Pounamoon

Pounamoon

160 x 160 x 130mm A wild, knotty piece of hollow stump, probably matai, with copper inlay and a disc of pounamu.

Saturnesque

Saturnesque

130mm diameter Rimu sphere with gold leaf inlaid into beetle larvae marks and a blued steel and gold leaf ring.

Centregrain

Centregrain

130mm diameter Red beech from a friend's garden, with nickel silver, copper and bronze mokume.

Arghansek

Arghansek

110mm diameter Carved basalt dome holding a fine silver concave. Arghansek is Cornish for silver.

Odem

Odem

140mm diameter Phonolite sphere, with copper and a polished and gold leaf inlaid red jasper center

Oregon

Oregon

100 x 100 x 70mm Off cut from an oregon beam that came from a house I helped to build, inlaid with copper/ bronze Mokume Gane.

The Apple of my Eye

The Apple of my Eye

110mm diameter Inner sphere carved from the apple tree after which my daughter was named, set in a silvered copper inlay at the center of a stone with volcanic veins.

Bob Until You Know

Bob Until You Know

100 x 100 x 65mm Black basalt, carved to hold a bronze and silver irogane centre. I didn't know what to name this piece and said as much to my wife, who suggested I call it Bob until I know.

Pounamoon too

Pounamoon too

130 x 120 x 140mm Jade (discarded by a carver for its cracks and flaws) set in brass, recovered from an old machine, in cypress from a firewood pile.

Rokusho Tide

Rokusho Tide

200mm diameter Carved phonolite with copper and silver center.

Opticular

Opticular

150mm diameter Cypress sphere, with grown inclusions and ripple figured grain. A quartz sphere sits in a copper dish among copper leaf and inlay.

Tryptychular

Tryptychular

120mm diameter Outer sphere of shattered matai, inlaid with mokume gane and a phonolite centre, with further mokume in lay and 'rings'.

Red beech

Red beech

115mm diameter Spalted red beech from a friend's garden, inlaid with brass.

Ag

Ag

70mm diameter Carved phonolite sphere with natural face in silver leaf and a raised shibuichi and silver mokume gane centre dome. Mokume gane translates as wood grained metal (mokume plate kindly donated by Joe Davy).