Palm sized porcelain globes and wall reliefs that combine cartography with traditional ceramic techniques. Inspired by satellite data, astronaut observations, historic cartography and social research, each piece is individually crafted and is based on 21st century survey data. These highly collectible editions have recently been acquired by The National Maritime Museum and The Museum of London.
GALLERY OF WORK
24 Carat Earth :
Porcelain topographic globe<br />
7.5 cm diameter Scale 1:170 000 000<br />
Natural English Oak Pocket Case, with interior water gilded with 23.5 carat gold leaf<br />
(Wood turned by Richard Findley to my specification, gilded by Gary Gronnestad, case assembly including bespoke bronze hinge by Loraine Rutt)<br />
Signed by the artist around Antarctica. The raised relief is exaggerated to clearly depict the planets mountain ranges. The original model for this hand-made edition was based on remote sensing survey. The interior of the case is water gilt, and as the globe travels the raised relief will record the voyage with a series of marks on the gilt revealing the underlying earth foundation.
The Little Globe Co Still Life :
Photograph Gareth Sambidge<br />
Porcelain topographic globes, including work in progress.<br />
All pieces slip cast, with additional scribed detail added by hand, painted with ceramic stains and oxides onto raw clay and once-fired.
Ocean Currents :
description: 7.5cm diameter porcelain globe, signed and editioned
Scale 1:169 893 333
A polychrome globe depicting shaded topography, showing the major Ocean Currents
Segment: Land and Sea :
description: 72 x 140 x 2 cm edition 2 of 20 Scale 1:26 million Vertical scale 1:500 000
Porcelain with polychrome ceramic stains and oxides. Cast from a model sculpted by hand in porcelain from World Contour drawing, each segment is individually scribed and painted using detailed research of satellite images and Google Earth.
Everest Box Little Globe Co x Tom Aylwin :
Collaboration with Contour Box maker Tom Aylwin
Oak box with scale carving of Everest topography housing a a Land and sea Pocket Globe.
Land and Sea Pocket Globe :
7.5cm diameter porcelain globe, signed and editioned
Scale 1:169 893 333
A polychrome globe depicting shaded topography, based on a 1950’s geography text book.
Natural English Oak Pocket Case, 9.5cm diamter, lined with Azure Celestial chart
photo Ian Skelton
New Moon :
Scale 1:46 320 000<br />
Signed Edition<br />
Porcelain Lunar Globe 7.5cm diameter based on actual survey data<br />
National Park City :
National Park City
edition 1 of 20
Porcelain map of London with gold lustre marking all the public open spaces, celebrationg the award of National Park City