A momentary glimpse of a shadow falling on one of Jeremy James’s ceramic sculptures in 2007, led sundial-maker Joanna Migdal to suggest that they should combine their skills to produce a limited edition of nine larger than life sculptural sundials in bronze. They took the myth of the Hare and the Moon as their subject.

“The sculpture depicts a second in the life of a wild animal”, says Joanna Migdal. “The hare is slightly off-balance, rolling on his back with a hemisphere of the moon in his paws. He is like a cricketer taking a difficult catch. The axis of the moon casts the shadow within the hemisphere: the numerals are deeply hand engraved. The foundry has acheived a masterpiece of colouring both of the hare and its moon. Each one of the limited edition will be subtly different, because for astronomical reasons every sundial must be calculated, engraved and set up specifically for the garden for which it is made.

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The Hare & Moon Sundial is cast by Castle Fine Arts Foundry in the UK.

The Hare & Moon Sundial at RHS Chelsea 2007, in Jekka McVicar’s garden, where it met with huge interest.
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