There is something inspirational about this garden sculpture. It has a very regular form with 5 'edges' rising to a small circular point where the stalk would go. The infill is then indented with Karen's trade mark patterning.
It is made from crank clay then fired twice so the clay vitrifies and becomes stoneware, which is frost proof. Standing at 60cm tall and a circumference of 1m in the middle, it is a substantial piece, weighing in at 15 kilos.
The centre is hollow with a 3cm hole at the bottom means that it can be placed over a small round post for additional support. When outside it does make a very strong and pleasing statement.
Have you ever looked at a lime pod? They are funny little things when you think about the size the trees grow to. First the tree puts out an intoxicating blossom in June/July then as the blossom drops the fruit pod forms. Often in clusters of three, the pods then fall and burst releasing the tiny seeds. Then very occasionally one of the seeds turns into mighty tree. Isn't nature amazing!
Design based on seed pod from lime tree (tilia). Smooth areas contrast with carved surfaces, decorated with manganese dioxide and porcelain slip.