Eluvium Pendant Lights
by Victoria Mason & Ewan Tremellen 2021
Cast bronze with white patina, handblown glass, electrical components
The Eluvium Pendant Lights are the first collaborative work by Victoria Mason & Ewan Tremellen. They tell a story of local gold and the thrill of adventure that the goldfields still hold. Featuring quartz rocks fossicked in Castlemaine, the lights are the result of a shared love of intricate and useful design.
Handblown glass by Hothaus speak of the movement of liquid; dirt washed away from metal, and gold melted into ingots. When lit, the glass glows in the colours of earth and native gold.
Above the glass shade and on the ceiling are two rocks, the originals found on the goldfields of Castlemaine. The rocks were cast in bronze and bear a white patina, reminiscent of the original quartz stones prized by prospectors as an indicator that gold may be nearby.
Expert artisan techniques of glassblowing and foundry casting have been combined with contemporary lighting aesthetics to also tell a calm and collaborative story about Melbourne makers.