Skylark – trailing succulent planters mobile

WEIGHT SIZE Trailing succulent planters mobile with three resilient paper pulp vessels held in frames made from repurposed and recycled materials. There is a choice of two suspension methods: from a hook in the ceiling with a hooked stainless steel rod or from a curtain pole with a twisted stainless steel flexible rod. An eco-design, handmade for trailing succulents. UK delivery charge is included.

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The Skylark has three vessels.  Each vessel is held in a frame and can easily be lifted out (for planting, perhaps).  There is a long-large vessel in an aluminium band frame (hammered texture and copper rivets).  This has been finished with microcrystalline wax to inhibit tarnish and watermarks.  A small-long vessel in a brushed-matt silver CDs frame (this has four CDs stacked together providing rigidity).  The third vessel is also a small-long vessel held in a shiny-silver CDs frame.

Each has a stainless steel suspension handle joined onto the frame, this is hung from the hook at the end of a stainless steel branch.

The story of the materials can be found

There are two choices for suspending your Balanced-Earth kinetic sculpture:

  • a fine stainless steel wire rope (1 mm diametre) with a hook.  This can be attached to a hook/ring in the ceiling or can be hooked over a curtain pole (the plant-mobile can be pulled forward and curtains tucked behind at the point where a pair of curtains meet, it can also be moved along a curtain pole).  Please indicate a length required from between 1 metre and 2 metres.  The hooks are made from the offcuts of the stainless steel branches.
  • a curved stainless steel rod within an oak mount. Concealed keyhole brackets holds this close to the wall.

The vessels are handmade with four layers of paper pulp, allowed to dry between layers within purpose built moulds this makes a rigid form. Given two coats of wax/oil inside and outside, this seals the vessels and allows them to be microporous. On the outside of the vessels, the matt grey finish of the newsprint pulp remains.

The vessels are not perfectly symmetrical as the original form was formed by hand with clay from which the mould was made.  I like the vessels like this and hope you do too.

All materials (with the exception of the stainless steel) are recycled and upcycled, whilst I take great care in making, there may be fine marks in the materials (they've had a previous life), however these in no way detract from the elegance of the forms.

A sufficient quantity of soil mix for planting your succulent in your vessel is provided. The trailing succulents are not included. A list of the trailing succulent plants in our photographs can be found on

Additional information

Suspend with:

1 metre length of stainless steel wirerope and hook, 1.5 metre length of stainless steel wirerope and hook, 2 metre length of stainless steel wirerope and hook, oak and stainless steel wall-mount