Otter Totem Orb
A beautiful hand created sculpture made from gesso, a dense heavy plaster.
The orb measures approx. 7cm diameter.
Gesso is the main ingredient in the making of these wonderfully ‘touchy feely’ Totem Orbs. The process is a well kept secret! Each orb goes through five processes in the making, giving an infinite number of changes that make each Orb unique. All materials used are natural, and locally sourced.
The orb comes boxed with a piece about the totem written by the artist : ''The Otter asks us to look after the inner child, learning from play and keeping family close. Sea otters have loose skin around the armpit;this is used as a pocket for favourite stones."
About Totem Orbs - A statement from 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.”