mister & misses larkin
hammer_c.png

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN - Sculpted Bronze Fire Bowl

Original concept of Charles Price, brought to fruition and sculpted by Mark Larkin. This all started by taking rubber molds of the families hands…Mother, Father, and four children. After making multiples of each hand in wax,  the logistics of how to get them together without making them look like a pile of hands began… as if it wasn’t strange enough. I realized that they needed to appear to be growing or “morphing from something. The plinth shaped base fabricated from sheets of wax lent itself to help solve this problem. 

mark_proj_1_001.png
 I had already built an appropriate base for the location and size of the piece, so I poured a few extra sheets of wax and promptly threw them on the floor. The shattered mess would supply the pieces that the families hands would “grow from”. After the wax was done and the Bronze investment was made we had it plumbed with propane. And finally I used two varieties of high fire baking grade stoneware to make the ceramic spheres. All molds and sculpting were done by Mark.

I had already built an appropriate base for the location and size of the piece, so I poured a few extra sheets of wax and promptly threw them on the floor. The shattered mess would supply the pieces that the families hands would “grow from”. After the wax was done and the Bronze investment was made we had it plumbed with propane. And finally I used two varieties of high fire baking grade stoneware to make the ceramic spheres. All molds and sculpting were done by Mark.

mark_proj_1_003.png