To create my pieces I mostly  use copper wire, copper pipe and copper plate.
I have use Red Gum wood for the base on Copper Dice and Copper Fish, copper pipe frame for Copper Clock. I used white Gum for Copper Critters as the base.
I use Tin solder on the copper which is non toxic. The motors I use to drive the spirals are geared 12 volt or geared 6 volt motors which are powerful but turn at a slow rate. I use high grade stainless steel ball bearings on the spiral as well.
The most difficult thing to find are good quality marbles because the more round they are the more reliable they are, from a bag off 30 marbles only half can be used because the sizes are not consistent or they are not round enough which causes them to run to slow or to fast or to jump off the track.
After the sculpture is complete it would have been cleaned and then sprayed with 3 cotes off  clear lacquer to stop the copper from oxidising and loosing the typical red shades off copper. 
Maintenance: No chemicals or lubricants must ever be used on the sculptures because it would affect the role off the marbles. The recommended way to clean is to use a soft paint brush and give it a occasionally brush if needed.
Most common asked questions: where do you get your ideas from?  For me its just the fact that you can take a piece off metal and manipulate and shape it into something that gives it a life of its own.
 

  

 

 
 To create my pieces I mostly  use copper wire, copper pipe and copper plate.
I have use Red Gum wood for the base on Copper Dice and Copper Fish, copper pipe frame for Copper Clock. I used white Gum for Copper Critters as the base.
I use Tin solder on the copper which is non toxic. The motors I use to drive the spirals are geared 12 volt or geared 6 volt motors which are powerful but turn at a slow rate. I use high grade stainless steel ball bearings on the spiral as well.
The most difficult thing to find are good quality marbles because the more round they are the more reliable they are, from a bag off 30 marbles only half can be used because the sizes are not consistent or they are not round enough which causes them to run to slow or to fast or to jump off the track.
After the sculpture is complete it would have been cleaned and then sprayed with 3 cotes off  clear lacquer to stop the copper from oxidising and loosing the typical red shades off copper. 
Maintenance: No chemicals or lubricants must ever be used on the sculptures because it would affect the role off the marbles. The recommended way to clean is to use a soft paint brush and give it a occasionally brush if needed.
Most common asked questions: where do you get your ideas from?  For me its just the fact that you can take a piece off metal and manipulate and shape it into something that gives it a life of its own.