37: Abalone Shell

Nature’s stunning design is everywhere, and what better inspiration for an artist. 

Natural stone invites the creation of shell formations, which in turn show off the beauty of the material itself. These pieces make a beautiful focal point for any garden. 

Portland stone, granite base, spruce plinth.

70 x 42 x 18cm.


Nicola Axe

I have carved stone for the last 15 years and still I’m fascinated by the process and the possibilities of this ancient material. 

Much of my work is inspired by nature’s designs like shell and fossil forms which lend themselves to the medium. 

My Portland stone figurative work is peaceful and contemplative. 

Just recently I have relocated to Sea Change Studio 2 at Cockington Court, Torquay where I also enjoy carving various sea creatures like turtles, stingrays and sea jellies in serpentine and alabaster stone.