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A sundial forges a strong link to both history and the heavens. In an age dominated by the electronic and the virtual, they speak of a past where time was viewed less rigidly.

David Harbers' sundials use a wide range of styles and materials including stone, slate, glass, resin and perspex as well as a variety of metals — notably bronze, brass, copper and stainless steel.

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Stainless steel globe sundial
  • Globe Sundial (stainless steel): This 16th Century design can be a sun or moon dial. The hinged crescent is moved until the shadow is directly underneath, and the time read against the hours engraved or etched onto the surface of the globe. Diameters available: 50cm, 70cm.
  • HMS Victory: A horizontal sundial that features copper recovered from the original hull of HMS Victory, authenticated by the Royal Navy. Engraved on the dial are the key events of the Battle of Trafalgar including Nelson's famous signal: England expects every man to do his duty. Diameter 55cm.
Trafalgar horizontal sundial
A bronze statue of Atlas, supporting a armillary sphere
  • Atlas: A bronze cast of Atlas supporting a simple personalized brass armillary sphere. Atlas height: 57cm; sphere diameter: 70cm.
  • Light Sorceress: Each figure is individually designed and sculpted from verdigris copper. Depending on the orientation and location, the Light Sorceress can either hold a glass vertical dial or a mirror disc etched with a poem. Height 158cm, glass diameter 60cm.
Copper garden sculpture - the Light Sorceress garden goddess
Berossos metal sundial
  • Berosus sundial: The copper or stainless steel sundial is inclined to its latitude. Hour lines, hour markers and dial furniture are all hand engraved or etched onto the inner hemisphere. Diameters available: 50cm, 60cm.
  • Globe Sundial (copper): This 16th century design can either be a sun or a moon dial. The hinged crescent is moved until the shadow is directly underneath, and the time read against the hours engraved or etched onto the surface of the globe. Diameters available: 50cm, 70cm.
Copper globe dial
Copper garden sculpture - the Light Sorceress garden goddess
  • Horizontal Sundial: Available in brass, bronze, stainless steel or stone, the classical horizontal dial can be made to any size and enhanced with a wide range of options for personalisation.
  • Maya Sundial: This David Harber innovation creates an optical illusion of a solid, free-floating central sphere. The dial comprises 24 stainless steel crescents, an hour band and rings to represent the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Diameter 60cm.
Maya spherical sundail

View a video of Light Sorceress garden sculpture and sundial

View a video of Globe sundial and moon dial

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