A colony of Kittiwake vases

The colony of Kittiwake vases has the two versions of frame.   One frame is made with CDs and two have aluminium frames.  Each frame has a diametre of 3.8 cm with a stainless steel suspension handle attached and holds a large glass test-tube.  The surfaces of the frames have a satin scratch-brushed finish.  They hang from stainless steel branches and will move in air-currents.  A 1 metre fine stainless steel wirerope is provided.

The Kittiwake vases can hold single stem flowers or a small bouquet of flowers.  They can be used to root cuttings or simply to hold beautiful dried seedheads.

The postage charge of £9 for UK delivery will be added at the checkout.  Debit/credit card and PayPal payments are accepted.


The Kittiwake vase 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.  Each vase weighs no more than 200g.

A fine stainless steel wirerope with a hook at each end is included.  This is attached to the loop of the top stainless steel branch and will 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.  Also let me know if you require a different length of stainless steel wirerope, I can provide a shorter section.  The hooks are made from the offcuts of the stainless steel branches of the mobile sculptures.

An oak wall-mount can be used to display the colony of Kittiwake vases 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 https://balanced-earth.co.uk/oak-and-stainless-steel-wall-mount/