Hedgehog Totem Orb
A beautiful hand-crafted Hedgehog totem made from Gesso, a dense heavy plaster. Made with love by Yve Sturgeon.
Measures approx. 7cm diameter.
''The Hedgehog does not maintain a territory, this shows us how to move forward into places of uncertainty guarded and protected. Hedgehog hearing is acute, therefore has an association with music.''
About Totem Orbs - a statement by the maker, Yve Sturgeon
Over the ages mankind has used meditation as a step towards achieving a special state of grace. In the practice of meditation, ancients focused on personal totems or emblems. It was often a creature that encompassed qualities most admired or desired.
These totems were to be seen and touched, an aid to help keep in tune with the natural rhythms of life.
These hand-crafted nature balls, round like our planet, are carved with animals we know and love and are made to be touched.
Each orb goes through 5 changes to reach this finish, leaving a multitude of difference, so that each orb is unique to you. Only naturally, locally sourced products are used.
About Yve Sturgeon
Yve Sturgeon’s working life started as a Hand Engraver. She studied at Sir John Cass, and worked in Hatton Garden for many years, where Yve learnt the importance of a placed line. Yve’s work crosses many media, from painting to pottery and printing to furniture.
“Nothing I make is ever made without reason, and each piece tell a story.”