Thursday, 11 February 2010

Geology in a jar!

You know when you have an idea and you just have to do it - well I had one of those moments last night! I was browsing flickr a couple of days ago and I spotted a wonderful felt piece by lilfishstudios done in a glass jar. I got me thinking. Initially I was very keen to try something very similar and knowing how much the Finns love their mushrooms I probably will pursue that project another day. However a little seed of an idea came to me and after a few scribbled drawings and a google search my project was born. Geology in a jar - basically a cross esction of the earth starting at the core nad moving up through the layers(although not to scale!) ending with a luscious green filed complete with grazing sheep.

It was odd needling inside a spaghetti jar and I have a very sore thumb knuckle from bashing against the side but once I set to last night there was no stopping me.
I took a few photos this morning and learnt that photographing glass is a nightmare.

Thank you lilfishstudios for your idea and inspiration!


  1. This is SO cool, FeltFinland. It so unique. I can imagine that you must have struggle with your hands inside that jar, but the result was perfect. And this wonderful little mushroom on the top and the little sailboat on the sea. Love it !

    Great work !!

  2. I love this! What a great idea.
    Frank and I want to wish Aleksi good luck for tomorrow. We will be thinking of him.

  3. that is brilliant!!!
    you could do all kinds of landscapes, seascapes, moonscapes for your aliens... wow!

  4. Stunning! What a fantastic creation! It must have taken you soooo long!

  5. Oh I just love this little landscape!

  6. I absolutely love this! In a few short days I'll be graduating college with my degree in geology and I was wondering if by any chance you were planning to make another one of these. I'd love to purchase it! I'm very glad I stumbled across your site. You're work's amazing