Posts Tagged ‘Clive Nichols’

Handmade garden sculpture by David Harber

0 Written by Lisa on 2nd Oct 2012 in Inspiration

I was first introduced to David Harber by Fiona Stephenson who I worked with when I was training.  Sadly I have not yet been able to feature any of David’s work in any of my designs, but I’m sure I will at some point in the future.

Today’s post showcases some of David’s work which includes a wide range of catalogue and bespoke pieces.  Every piece of sculpture is handmade by a team of master craftsman.

David’s story started with the sundial and over the years his designs have become more modern and contemporary.  The Armillary Sphere is available in stainless steel, brass and bronze.

Photograph taken by Clive Nichols

One of my favourite pieces is Mantle, a stunning spehere which is made up of hundreds of bronze leaves.  The underside of each leaf is gilded with 23 3/4-carat gold leaf which makes the interior glow however grey the day.

This one is called Mantle Dismantled…

The Dark Planet is available in slate, pebbles, glass and terracotta…

The Ether sculptures consist of a series of mirror-polished stainless steel wafers.  From certain vantage points, the layers seem to disappear into thin air.

David Harber also make water features.  One of my personal favourites is the Chalice.  The water is pumped in a circular motion which swirls over the outer rim and glides down the outside of the sphere.

This is just a selection of David’s work and I urge you to have a look at the David Harber website for details of the full range.  You may also be interested in attending their next open day which takes place on Saturday 6th October at their workshop in Oxfordshire.



Images: David Harber

Photographer: Clive Nichols




My life as a garden designer – May highlights

0 Written by Lisa on 4th Jun 2012 in From the drawing board

May has been a wonderful month for me and I’m sure you can easily guess that the Chelsea Flower Show for me has been the highlight of the year so far.  Not only did I have the opportunity to design the stand with English Garden Joinery this year, but we were also awarded with a Certificate of Merit.  My huge apologies go out to you regular readers for mentioning it again. I’m sure you’ve heard more than enough about the subject by now (!) however if you did miss out, you may wish to read the blog post I wrote about it last week. Read more

Inspiration from top Garden Photographer Clive Nichols

2 Written by Lisa on 8th May 2012 in Inspiration

On Saturday I attended Clive Nichols’ garden photography workshop at Wakehurst Place with my good friend Rona WheeldonClive is a world renowned garden photographer so we knew we were in for a great day and I think I speak for us both when I say that it exceeded our expectations. Read more

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I specialise in helping families to turn their gardens into an extension of their home and into a space that can be used and enjoyed all year round.

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