Cuckoo Two

The elegant Cuckoo Two combines a vessel joined by a curve of stainless steel to a Kittiwake vase.   The vessel is held in a frame made with printed nylon offcuts.  With it’s rounded base, the vessel is designed to be suspended.  The Kittiwake vase has a frame made with CDs cut to a diametre of 3.8 cm.  The surface has a satin scratch-brushed finish.  This holds a large glass test-tube.  Each has a stainless steel suspension handle attached to its frame which hangs from the stainless steel branch.

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The inner diametre of the vessel is 10 cm and the length is 10 cm.  The vessel has a nylon frame.  Printed nylon remains from working as a designer-maker of nylon jewellery in the 90s.  These are the nylon offcuts I use to make the nylon frames, they are either screenprinted with newspaper text or handwritten romantic poetry.  The circular shape is made with hammered and formed spiralled wire which comes from old sketchbooks (not mine!).

The vessel rests in the frame and can be lifted out to enable planting.   The planted weight is approximately 250g.  The planted vessel, in the image, is my own with a succulent called, Sedum Morganianum Burrito.  Here is a link to other plant suggestions,

The Kittiwake vase can hold single stem flowers or a small bouquet of flowers.  It can be used to root cuttings or simply to hold beautiful dried seedheads.  It has arisen as a delightful means to reduce waste still further.  I cut out the middle section of the discarded CDs and circles of aluminium, when making the frames for the paper-pulp vessels.  With two further cuts, this will hold the large glass test-tube.  This has become the Kittiwake vase.  The central glass vessel measures 2.7 mm outer diametre and 15 cm length.  The vase weighs no more than 200g.

The distance between the top of the loop of the stainless steel branch and the hook on its longest arm is 35 cm.  The widest dimension is 32 cm.  A 1 metre fine stainless steel wirerope is attached to this loop to hang from a ceiling hook.  It can also be hung from a curtain pole.  If you are hanging from a curtain pole, please use the contact form to let me know, I will include a larger hook for this, instead of a smaller size.  I make these from the offcuts of the stainless steel branches of the mobile sculptures.

An oak wall-mount can be used to display the Cuckoo as shown in one of the photographs.  The oak wall-mount has a curved stainless steel rod.   Here is a link to the oak wall-mount page

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