Jo Naden

Location: Lidl Finchfield, Wolverhampton
Commissioner: Lidl UK. Gmbh
Stone, bronze-cast h. 1350mm x 600mm square
Casting foundry: Pangolin
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Etymology: Finchfield; a field of finches.

Finchfield: – One, or several, common fields within the parish of Tettenhall, found in the old kingdom of Mercia, old English for Mierce, meaning – people of the boundaries.

Industry expanded communities on the rural west of Wolverhampton, where the prevailing westerly winds blew industrial smoke away. Tettenhall parish was renowned for its pear orchards, specifically the ‘Tettenhall Dick Pear’, originating from nearby Perton.  Small, robust, and pollution tolerant, this general -purpose pear, was often used for Perry making, and came to be grown all over the Black Country.

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Goldfinches: – also called stitch birds, eat small seeds from the plants that grow on boundary lands between open fields and woodlands, they prefer to build their nests in orchards and gardens. Five brown and white speckled eggs, a multiple also common to pears, are laid in a neat nest, strikingly lined with white thistledown or wool.
Collective noun: – Charm of Goldfinches
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Charm - Jo Naden - visual artist
Charm - Jo Naden - visual artist
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Time Spent

Commissioner: British Art Medal Society affiliated to B.M.
Lost-wax process bronze-cast. 82mm.
Casting foundry: Castle Fine Arts Foundry

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Moon Bowl - by Jo Naden

Moon Bowl

Location: Peace Garden, Russell Hall Hospital Dudley.
Commissioner: Women’s Royal Voluntary Service.
Stainless steel and bronze.
W.1200 x H.600 mm

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Location: Bournville Place, Birmingham, reception foyer

Commissioner: Cadbury.
Bronze, polished granite. H. 1620 mm
Casting foundry: Castle Fine Art Foundry

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Marking Time - by Jo Naden

Marking Time


Location: The Severn Valley Country Park. Shropshire.

Commissioner: Highley School, Bridgnorth. Bridgnorth D.C.

local stone & pebbles

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Boat Form - by Jo Naden

Boat Form

Location: Leukaemia Centre Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.
Commissioner: Cure Leukaemia
bronze and Welsh slate
Casting foundry: Castle Fine Arts Foundry
Stone cutting: Malcolm Sier

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Location: Park Central Gardens, previously, Attwood Green, Birmingham

Commissioners: Crest Nicholson PLC. Birmingham City Council, Optima Community Association.

Fabricated steel, cast stainless steel, polished granite. H. 2.70m
Apollo Engineering /Formcast, Dudley.

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A Ring for Baldur

Location: Park Attwood Clinic, Trimpley, Worcestershire.
Fabricated stainless steel and sand-cast bronze
Text design: Malcolm Sier

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Hot Water

Location: Castle Vale Birmingham
Commissioner: Groundwork
Fabricated steel, with aluminium patina
Developed with 12-14year olds.

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Shining Stone

Location: Shenstone near Lichfield
Commissioner: Staffordshire County Council
Sand-cast stainless steel
Catsing Foundry: Formcast
Text design & cutting: Malcolm Sier

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Midland Sculpture Trail


Location: Spring Gardening Show, Malvern, Worcestershire
Curated by Rose Garrard
Funders: West Midlands Arts, Worcester C.C. Royal Horticultural Society, Three Counties Agricultural Society

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The Very Young At Art

Locations: Castle Vale Nursery School, Adderley Nursery School, Woodhouse Primary School
Moonstone I: bronze – water hollow of our hand
Moonstone II: bronze and aluminium – the water bole, tides and the moon
Water Spout: cast stainless steel – form in dripping water.

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