Snow Cone Pendant

Dims - 200mm diameter x 170mm high

Materials - 2 types of SA limestone, walnut, brass.

Developed for the Tandem Project exhibition in Sydney in 2015. An ambient pendant with multiple components that allows for several configurations. Inspired but the simple cone form but also referencing early century opaque glass lighting

Magic Lamp - a tribute to Melbourne's coffee progression and obsession.

Developed for the inaugural 1-OK Club exhibition in Melbourne,  2015. Melbourne has long been an innovator in the growing global coffee scene. An interesting industry built around the addictive nature of caffeine and its effects on the human condition. I find the coffee industry to be a constant subject of my thoughts and this table lamp is my comment on it's highly consumable nature and its relationship with Melbourne. Hand crafted from two types of South Australian limestone, The Magic Lamp has a fire in its belly, just like that received after your morning espresso hit.

Silicon Bronze Casting in Hand Shaped Limestone Molds.

This collection of work was initially produced for the Object Future III exhibition curated by Dale Hardiman and Suzannah Henty in Melbourne in 2015.

This exhibition gave me the opportunity to explore new processes and possibilities for a material that I have come to understand intricately. Rather than forcingperfection from a delicate natural substance such as limestone, this series explores imparting and permanently capturing both the natural textures of the limestone and the marks of the tools used to hand shape it.

There is, therefore, an inherent sacrificial element to the work, as the mold is sometimes destroyed in the process of revealing the final form. However, this series of objects and furniture are designed to be beautiful and enduring while simultaneously conveying the story of their origin.

Through a series of small trial pieces, I worked with a local Melbourne foundry to explore the way the limestone would behave when in direct contact with the molten silicon bronze

After proving that the process worked and observing they way that the bronze behaved as it cooled, I designed two larger furniture pieces – a stool and a bench seat.

The stool was designed to take advantage of the meniscus formed on top of the cooling bronze with the natural dimple forming the seating surface. The base was then turned from a solid piece of South Australian limestone to highlight the connection and between the two materials.

For the bench, two large had carved molds were filled to reveal the rough texture of the stonemasons pick. These two large structures weigh approx. 17Kgs each and form the legs of the bench with an American Oak seat.