A serendipidous collection of sawn offcuts led to the development of a new technique allowing large vessels of many segments to be constructed using a very much smaller quantity of wood than usual. It also gave the opportunity to realise an idea relating to natural growth, similar in a sense to how molluscs exhibit incremental growth over time.

Examples of the resulting pieces can be seen below. Normally made of native timbers and riveted with brass or copper rivets, they can vary from around 33cm (12”) to maybe 80cm (32”), the largest being a representation of a giant ‘whelk’ approximately 2m (6’6”) high!                                        (Hover cursor over image for captions)



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