First New Design in 2016

The beautiful rounded and ribbed leaves of the Calathea plant

This new fountain design in 2016 is inspired by the beautiful rounded and ribbed leaves of the Calathea plant. Water will be pumped up into the leaves at three different pressures and fall as drips and streams into the pool below,  making a gentle splashing sound.

The fountain is made by hand beating the leaves to shape from copper and brazing them to slender copper stems. The copper starts with a warm red/brown oxide colour, which is gradually overlaid with a greeny patina on weathering.