Blue Blue Ocean


ART FOCUS: 29 SEP, 1 – 4pm 

To celebrate our Mediterranean summer, Circle are showing the bold and beautiful turquoise and gold patinated bronze wall reliefs of metalworker Shelley Anderson.


From the deep turquoise seas of the pacific ocean to the highest turquoise domes on the mosques of Iran, from the turquoise mines of California, famous for Navaho Indian Jewellery, to our own turquoise coves in Cornwall – Turquoise blue is the colour of life and the afterlife, a colour virtually everybody loves for its positive vibrations. In contrast, Shelley’s gold reliefs have a sedate beauty – they create a visual space  for contemplation


Shelley anderson’s hand shaped bronze wall reliefs are inspired by his boyhood living in west Cornwall and his current lifestyle scuba diving and fishing in and around Newlyn. Titles such as LOW TIDE, RIPPLES THROUGH MY MIND and FLOW say it all.


Shelley continually experiments with new and innovative techniques which compliment his metal working skills learnt at Falmouth College of Art. Starting with a flat sheet of metal Shelley forms the undulating shapes by hand. By working in different metals, recycled materials and chemical patinas, he allows the end result to be free, spare and organic. 



Artworks Available


Hand shaped bronze and 23crt lemon gold

100 x 101 x 2.5cm


The comings and goings of Newlyn harbour

Polished, Hand shaped brass

56 x 102 cm


Rusty Trawling

Hand shaped bronze, chemical patina with gloss finish

96 X 76 cm


Rust + Ripples

Hand shaped bronze, chemical patinas

94 x 94 cm

£ sold

ripples through my mind - Copy (2)

Ripples through my mind

Hand shaped bronze with 24crt yellow gold

100 x 100 cm


dmt made me do it - Copy (2)

DMT made me do it

Hand shaped bronze with 24crt yellow gold

100 x 100 cm