Sweet Pea Bell
    Id #35 designed 1991 - redesigned in 2001


The Sweat Pea Bell was one of my early bells. It has a tall traditional shape - which can produce a strong tone. I carved the sweet peas as a relief on the sides, and made a vine like arrangement of forget me not's on the handle.

In early Chinese bells there was often an opening to allow the sound to move more freely. I made an opening in the front of the bell where the upper flower emerges from the bottom.

In 2001 I had some thoughts and reworked the bell. I adjusted the proportions and added texture to the floral motif.