While reviewing some of my stock I noticed some stunning gold wire tree sculptures I had made years ago. Now, 80’s music aside, gold brings to my mind feelings if decadence, elegance and quality. It also brings to mind the gorgeous golden hues you can see all around you during the stunning autumnal months here in the UK. I felt it was the right time to remember and celebrate these the golden oldies; at this glowing golden time of the year.
As the leaves are turning, and this very bizarre year is slipping by, I felt it would be nice to create a little video of these ‘golden oldie’ trees. These are wire tree sculpture I have crafted pre-2020. The video is quite mesmerising as one tree spins and merges in with another; I find it quite a relaxing watch.
A Very Special Gold Wire Tree
There is one very special tree in the collection; unfortunately the little video clip doesn’t do it justice. It is an old gold wire tree, with a lovely undulating informal trunk. The wire tree is in itself a beauty – but what is really special is the kawada crackle glaze pot. I had this pot crafted by the masterful kawada-san and imported from Japan. You can see more of his mame pots here. This tree was impressive enough to warrant such a special pot from a master crafter. He makes all of his pots by hand, from one piece of clay and then hand paints to fired piece. The gorgeous gold wire tree is finished off beautifully by the kawada pot. I’ve popped in some images below
The other gold wire trees in this collection are equally stunning. The golds vary from old gold, rose gold, deep yellow gold and antique gold. As you can tell, I have a vast collection of wires! Below is just as small selection of the gold wire trees I have made – these are all pre-2020 trees as I have affectionately termed; ‘golden oldies’. You can check out other trees in my store.
Golden Oldies Gallery
That hypnotising video I promised is below, and is also up on my YouTube channel.