An Unlikely Matrix

Luxurious metal leaf gilded over richly textured organic surfaces with genuine crystals erupting from fissures

An Unlikely Matrix IV
Amethyst quartz clusters on matrix
An Unlikely Matrix in Situ
I'm very grateful to Oakeve Interiors for the use of this photograph. I always get a thrill out of seeing the pieces in such beautiful surroundings.
An Unlikely Matrix (Blue Quartz)
a combination of blue aqua aura quartz crystals and silver pyrite clusters
An Unlikely Matrix (Blue Quartz) Detail 02
An Unlikely Matrix (Blue Quartz) Detail 03
An Unlikely Matrix (Amethyst with gold)
Amethyst quartz clusters on matrix with 22 carat moon gold leaf surround
Unlikely Matrix II
a details of mid violet coloured amethyst quartz cluster. The golden hue comes from warm white lighting common to most residential interiors
An Unlikely Matrix (Clear quartz) I
clear quartz clusters with 22 carat gold leaf and damson glazes
An Unlikely Matrix (Clear quartz) II
a mixture of clear quartz and amethyst crystals with aubergine glazes
Black Matrix
black smokey quartz crystals with a gold metal leaf background rubbed through to reveal the black base
Unlikely Matrix XIX
a combination of clear quartz, pyrite, golden mica and amethyst crystals with moon gold details
Unlikely Matrix XIX Detail 01
Unlikely Matrix XIX Detail 02
An Unlikely Matrix IV Detail 02
deep purple amethyst crystals and antique silver leaf background
An Unlikely Matrix (Gold and Green)
Green quartz, dioptaze and malachite crystals on an antiqued gold metal leaf background
An Unlikely Matrix I
The first piece I made using organic textures and embedded amethyst crystals. It resides with my mother
An Unlikely Matrix I Detail 01
Unlikely Matrix (Silver bronze) Detail 01
Unlikely Matrix (Silver bronze) Detail 02 Unlikely Matrix
An Unlikely Matrix XI
Deepest Uruguayan purple amethyst with bronzed antiqued silver
Watches of Switzerland Unlikely Matrix Triptych
A triptych version of AnUnlikely Matrix
WoS Unlikely Matrix Triptych Detail 01
Amethyst, clear quartz and pyrite clusters
WoS Unlikely Matrix Triptych Detail 02
WoS Unlikely Matrix XII
WoS Unlikely Matrix IX
WoS Unlikely Matrix Detail 01
WoS Unlikely Matrix Detail 02
An Unlikely Matrix IV (in Situ)
An Unlikely Matrix IV Detail
An Unlikely Matrix XIV (in Situ)
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Fluid Dynamics

Concentric ripples in sparkling metal leaf and antique patinas surround real agate slices to create calming canvases that invite contemplation.

Eddie and Flow (Faux Malachite)
Malachite disc details on a background of antiqued silver and gold with bronze patina 150cm H x 130cm W
Eddie and Flow 0 (Green Agate on Bronzed Gold)
polished green agate slices on a bronzed gold background. The first agate piece I made 70cm x 70cm
Eddie and Flow 0 (Green Agate on Bronzed Gold) Detail
polished green agate slices on an antique bronze background
Eddie and Flow I
Polished blue quartz slices on an antiqued silver leaf background with bronze patina 100cm x 100cm
Eddie and Flow II
polished blue agate slices on a background of bronzed gold leaf 100cm x 100cm
Eddie and Flow III
Polished blue agate slices on a background of gold metal leaf with bronze and blue verdigris patinas 120cm x 120cm
Eddie and Flow IV
Polished blue agate slices on a background of antiqued silver metal leaf with bronze and white verdigris patination 130cm x 130cm
Eddie and Flow V (Carolina flow)
Genuine sun dollars collected from the beaches of Carolina. Gilded with 22 carat moon gold leaf on a gold metal leaf background with bronze and white smokey patinas 100cm x 100cm
Eddie and Flow V  (Carolina Flow) Detail
Eddie and Flow VI
polished blue agate slices on a background of bronzed gold metal leaf 150cm x 150cm
Eddie and Flow VII
polished blue agate slices on a background of gold metal leaf with bronze and blue patinas 160cm x 75cm
Eddie and Flow VIII
polished pink quartz slices on a background of pinks and apricot with 22 carat moon gold details and bronze patina 120cm x 120cm
Eddie and Flow VIII (detail 01)
Eddie and Flow VIII (detail 02)
Eddie and Flow IX (Chelsea)
Polished burnt orange and caramel agate slices on an antiqued silver leaf background with moon gold details and bronze patina
Eddie and Flow XIX
Polished black, grey and white Indian agate slices on a background of mixed silver and gold metal leaf with soft smokey blue glazes 150cm H x 130cm W
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Ghost Dancer

Formations of mixed crystals amidst rich metallic lightly textured flowing backgrounds with smoky glazes 

Ghost Dancer I
A mixture of polished smokey quartz crystals, pyrite, galena and clear quartz with pearls on a background of gold and silver metal leaf with 22 carat moon gold leaf details and smokey bronze glazes 150cm H x 130cm W
Ghost Dancer I (Detail 01)
Ghost Dancer I (Detail 02)
Ghost Dancer II
A combination of smokey quartz, pyrite and clear quartz crystals with rich raspberry glazes over antique silver and gold metal leaf 90cm H x 60cm W
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Offerings

Contrasting lightly textured surfaces with the sharp relief of crystal and freshwater pearl clusters; the offering series is a bold yet subtle statement.

An Offering to Aphrodite I
Rough pink quartz crystals and baroque pearls erupt from a background of subtly textured silver metal leaf and gold with smokey pale grey and white patina 150cm H x 130cm W
An Offering to Aphrodite I (Detail 01)
An Offering to Aphrodite II
Rough pink quartz crystals and baroque pearls erupt from a background of subtly textured silver metal leaf and gold with smokey pale grey and white patina 150cm H x 130cm W
An Offering to Aphrodite III
Rough pink quartz crystals and baroque pearls erupt from a background of subtly textured silver metal leaf and gold with smokey pale grey and white patina 150cm H x 130cm W
An Offering to Poseidon
This piece was commissioned by Harris Burne Interiors for one of their glamorous projects in Majorca. I'm a little sad that I didn't get to deliver this one in person :)
An Offering To Poseidon I
Rough apatite, aqua aura quartz crystals and baroque pearls erupt from a background of subtly textured silver and gold metal leaf with smokey blue and bronze patina 160cm H x 160cm W
An Offering To Poseidon I (Detail 01)
detail showing apatite, quartz and baroque pearls
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Katharine Pooley's Exclusive Collection

The addition of crystals to the popular Argentous Series is the epitome of understated opulence. This series was created exclusively for award winning "Designer of The Decade" Katharine Pooley's Boutique in Chelsea.

Argentous Drift (Blue Aqua Ora)
A subtle hewn rock texture with raised organic details and embedded with blue aqua aura quartz and pyrite clusters over an antique silver leaf and 22 carat moon gold background 120cm x 120cm
Argentous Drift (Blue Aqua Ora) Detail
Argentous Drift (Rose Quartz)
A subtle hewn rock texture with raised organic details and embedded with rough pink quartz and pyrite clusters over an antique silver leaf background and 22 carat moon gold 120cm x 120cm
Argentous Drift (Rose Quartz) Detail
In Deep - pyrite and galena
This version of In Deep has the addition of pyrite clusters and galena 120cm x 120cm
In Deep - pyrite and galena - detail
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Dark Star

Smokey Quartz bursts through 24ct gold and hazy bronzed and black glazes to create a moody a piece with high drama.

Dark Star I
Darkest smokey quartz on a 22 carat gold background with black glazes and bronze patina. 150cm H 130cm W
Dark Star II
Darkest smokey quartz on a 22 carat gold background with black glazes and bronze patina. 150cm H 130cm W
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