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280 x 190 x 28mm Fine silver on copper and kuromido. A certified Lunar meteorite has been shaped to occupy the center.
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.
The psychological inevitability of time
18cm diameter. Copper and blued iron with silver and alluvial gold and a fifty million year old fossilized shark vertebrae
160 x 160 x 80mm Fifty thousand year old swamp kauri, blued iron and twenty four carat gold.
Eccentric As (chaos remix, feat' the luck of Joe)
130 x 130 x 60mm Shibuichi, fine silver, 24 carat gold and Kuromido wood grained metal, inlaid into scorched ash.
130 x 130 x 65mm Coloured ash, traditionally fusion welded, fine silver and shibuichi mokume gane, matched to the grain of the timber.
180 x 180 x 120 Carved, scorched Red Beech, inlaid with patinated Kuromido and copper.
100mm dia. Basalt and fine silver
Three colours gold
140 x 140 x 80mm Bronze, copper and nickel tri metal mokume gane in lay sits at the centre of a gold leafed, scorched pine dome,
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.
550mm diameter Cypress sphere, inlaid with copper and a polished black basalt centre with silver and kuromido mokume gane.
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
160mm diameter Mokume gane, copper, silver, bronze, heat and chemical patina. Polished yew.
120 x 120 x 65mm Driftwood, probably matai, has been inlaid with bronze and silver, grain patterned metal.
140mm diameter Phonolite sphere, with copper and a polished and gold leaf inlaid red jasper center
160 x 160 x 130mm A wild, knotty piece of hollow stump, probably matai, with copper inlay and a disc of pounamu.
130mm diameter Rimu sphere with gold leaf inlaid into beetle larvae marks and a blued steel and gold leaf ring.
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.
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.
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.
150mm diameter Cypress sphere, with grown inclusions and ripple figured grain. A quartz sphere sits in a copper dish among copper leaf and inlay.
120mm diameter Outer sphere of shattered matai, inlaid with mokume gane and a phonolite centre, with further mokume in lay and 'rings'.
115mm diameter Spalted red beech from a friend's garden, inlaid with brass.
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).