The Spiral Series – Spiral 1

A few years ago, happily influenced by the sculptural work of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, I started looking at the possibilites of form with light passing through it.

Several pieces emerged, similar to the first image. Simple cylinders passing through a thrown form. It was a start.

From here the thoughts moved towards scale. Let’s go bigger. Keeping the cylinders and wanting more movement in the form . A large vase emeged. The thrown base part was then coiled, to gradually turn the circular cross section into firstly square form and then the four sides continued in concave style to the top. Meanwhile the vertical aspect took on a twist, a spiral movement as the form grew. This piece became ‘Spiral 1’