Conch Fountain

Josh Locksmith

Josh was tasked with creating an original art work for a clients garden in Norfolk. Our clients were restoring an impressive Georgian manor house, and wanted a sculpture that complimented the classical language of the house, whilst avoiding pastiche.
Josh has always admired the baroque fountains by sculptors such as Bernini, and had noticed the recurrent inclusion of the Conch in these sculptures.
The Conch shell is a striking sculptural form, with countless variations of twisting and undulating forms its posed potential for sculptural embellishment.
Josh first modelled a maquette in clay to present to the clients, on approval he then enlarged the model to 50% scale. Using traditional measuring techniques, the model was used to guide the final 6ft sculpture.The sculpture now sits in the centre of a pond with water flowing from the opening in the shell.