Giant Clam Shell Lamp
This magnificent contemporary Clam Shell Lamp has been cleverly designed by David Raine.
The shell sits upon a supporting cradle made from driftwood collected by David whilst walking local Cornish beaches with his dogs.
The light has an individually hand blown glass globe, which has been designed to give the look of a glowing pearl. This in turn sits within a pool of aquamarine resin made to fit the individual contours of the shell and giving the impression that the sea has just splashed into the clam.
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The shell has been cleverly made from finely moulded resin and is very close in appearance to the real thing, thus ensuring that these wonderful displays of nature are now available for all to enjoy without damaging the environment.
Native to shallow coral reefs in the South Pacific and Indian oceans, the giant clam shell is the world’s largest living mollusc. Unfortunately it is now one of the most endangered species.
In nature they can weigh more than 200 kilos and measure as much as 120 cm with an average lifespan in the wild of 100 years or more.
David’s love affair with the coast and sea developed from early childhood. With salt in his blood it’s a theme that courses through much of his work.
Living in Cornwall nothing can be as outrageous as an Atlantic storm pounding the shore and it’s this inspiration that he works with.
“I like to hold things, stones, shells, letting different types of sand flow through my fingers, coarse, fine, damp, to get annoyed but enlivened as the wind and rain drives into my face”.
Elements flow together playing with expectations as he attempts to create the very essence of our coastline in each of his products for the home.
Please note: Each lamp is individually created to order, please allow 21 to 28 days for delivery.
Handcrafted in Cornwall and signed by the artist.
Size: 110 cm across