The Morning Glory copper fountain cascades water from flower to flower. Acting as bowls, the water wells inside the blooms, spilling from one fto another.
Each Water Sculpture is hand-made with great care and attention to detail.
The copper will quickly take on a dark patina, which can further develop tinges of verdi gris green to the edges. This process continues over many decades and continually improves the appearance of the piece.
Complete with a heavy stone base, to enable it to sit either on a plinth in a pond, or to sit on top of a pebble pool.
Connection of the pump is from below the base, so all pipes and fittings can be discreetly concealed.
Flow rate required: 400/500 litres per hour at 65cm head height
Minimum pond width: 50cm
Connection: 19mm hose connection on underside of the base.
Base: 30 x 30cm
Gary has honed his skills have over many years, to produce some remarkably beautiful pieces of work, reflecting the natural plant forms that have been his inspiration.
In a modest workshop in East Yorkshire, England, Gary has been producing his range of Copper fountains since 1999. He has remained steadfast in his resolve to produce very high quality pieces, with the best materials and from original designs.
Through a process of annealing and hammering, very lifelike forms can be made from a plain sheet of copper plate. Where appropriate, all key joints are made using a specialist, hard solder, which makes a union stronger than the material itself. This enables the creation of a piece of sculpture, which may look light and fragile, but is in fact extremely resilient.
The copper is intentionally left in its natural state, to benefit from the constant changing patinas, building up over many decades. This process allows the fountain to blend perfectly into a garden, integrating, without dominating.