Prof. Barn Owl
Coin owl – hand cut, carved and recycled silver Shilling.
A delightful little curious barn owl pendant which has been lovingly and meticulously hand cut from a 100 year old silver shilling. Inspired by a quote by a prominent psychoanalyst Donald Woods Winnicott “Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide”.
Each pendant is carefully handcrafted to order, using only these recycled silver coins. The coins themselves are the perfect medium for this beautiful design, inline with a love of nature using these coins is the perfect ethical and green solution. No new silver is destructively ‘mined’ and old, uncollectible pure silver coins are saved from the ‘melting pot’ of bullion merchants so some of their history and story live on.
Once the design has been freehand sketched on to the coin it is carefully hand cut and carved using traditional hand saws, chisels and files. This traditional process allows me to have a close connection to each piece, ensuring the end result is personal and unique. Handmade and recycled in Cambridge, England.
Size : Approx 24 mm diameter.