Pomarius is an ongoing collaborative project led by the artist Alice Andrea Ewing. The resulting works are solid bronze ‘direct casts’ of the produce of gardens, historical locations and ancient trees in the UK.
Produced through an adaptation of the Italian or Renaissance Lost Wax casting process, the resulting bronze works are unique translations of the original organic specimens, capturing every detail and curiosity of form. Pomarius now consists of a wide variety of natural specimens, fruits, nuts, chillies and other varieties of plant and produce. All works are seasonal, with small collections produced each year. The bronzes are cast and finished at the artist’s studio and foundry in Suffolk, UK.
Many annual collections have been developed from personal relations between people and their homes, specific or ancient trees, and shared memories within these places. In every case, the translation into bronze is understood as making explicit the inherent value already held by the organic specimens - a value understood by the gardeners and carers of these locations.
A number of site-specific collections have been created with walled gardens and estates around the UK. Previous collections and design collaborations include those with Soho Farmhouse, Great Glemham Estate, Tresillian House and Loewe. Pomarius works have appeared in The World of Interiors, House & Garden and the Telegraph and exhibited at RBG Kew, RBG Edinburgh, and RHS Flower Shows alongside gallery contexts.
Personal casting commissions are also available for the dedicated gardener. For further information on where to see or purchase works, please see the stockists page. For enquiries regarding personal commissions, please contact the studio via email.