Koi Carp

Wall plaque 14” x 23”

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One of a pair of panels commissioned to hang as wall art, the beauty of this koi carp comes alive with the selection of life-like stones. Subtle shading brings perspective and movement, with the presence of the worm adding a playful sense of humour.

Thomas sourced a unique block of red and orange jasper from Italy for the body of the koi. With its ideal texture and limited quantity, it makes it a truly bespoke commission. It is set against pure black Belgian marble from a quarry near Brussels, with only the finest vein-free stone being chosen.

Winner of the silver prize in the Lapidary section of 2010 Craftsmanship and Design Awards run by the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council.



March 30, 2016

“We are absolutely delighted with the pieces of pietra dura we commissioned Thomas to make. He is a superb craftsman and we highly recommend him.”