Tag Archives: mounted shell sculpture

Shells in water and stone mortar


The shells are mounted on a small pillar in a stone mortar that’s filled with water. There’s a little water in the shells, too. It’s overall a little soft which I like. The water reflecting light gives it an ethereal feel. The texture of the granite through the water is pretty, too.

Work in progress – shell sculpture mounted in glass blowing bowl


Ok, this is only a thought, but it will be made. On the left will be a metal column screwed to the base. The glass blowing bowl will be inserted into the column and a wing nut will tighten it to it. The bowl can swivel and look as if it’s pouring.

Newly mounted shells



Been busy mounting. The one in front is “floating” , suspended by a rod. It’s in a bowl used for glass blowing. The one on the left is on staggered marble bases. All the marble is from old trophy bases. The thing is to make them look displayed like a specimen. You have to accentuate the movement in the piece, too.

New mounted shells

Had a busy weekend mounting these. Finally figured out how to do them without a lot of fuss. It’s good to have talented friends to pick their brains.

Larger shell sculpture mounted on teak block

This is the next size I figured out how to mount. One size larger is next. It’s on a piece of recycled teak. These were not easy to make work with my somewhat limited skills. I never did sculpture before so new things don’t come as easy. Many more to do.