A year ago we decided that our little gravel-lined ‘sun-trap’ ~ that is part of the old bread oven, deserved the installation of an antiqued metal wall ‘gargoyle’. In such a relaxing space that catches the last of the evening sun beams there had to be the gentle background trickle of water to soothe away any stresses (with the assistance of a glass of something equally relaxing), and the labour of love was created.
Two large and thick slabs of slate were sliced on our reliable old tile cutter. They were then glued together with internal supports, too. Painted with a water-proof rubber paint and left to dry for what was weeks.
The gargoyle was simply mounted on the wall with it’s water supply deftly hidden within the cement joints. It was then connected to an electrical supply, again all by our own work (trust us !!), and voilà ! Everything worked like a dream. With the entrance of the Spring flowers that cascade from the walls, our bread oven space has elevated itself to a little paradise !