Raef loves the light from candles, he feels that the quality of light from a candle flame is warming and gives reassurance in a somewhat dark world, even though one candle produces just one hundredth of the illumination of a modern light bulb.

The small ritual of striking a light and igniting the wick has been a significant reassuring ritual for millennia, it is why candles are still used today to represent lost souls or loved ones, they represent a fragile yet tangible flickering reminder that lights up the dark unknown. They light the way but equally produce moving shadows that have provided a wealth of stories and probably instilled the fear of the dark in our collective psyche.

His work is created from found and quarried stones, new and recycled copper, bronze, nickel silver, stainless steel, gilding metal and silver, sheet and tube, sometimes glass. Each design is on a theme but unique.

Works on Sale

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The Watcher Candelabra

The Watcher Candelabra

£ 595

Brass sheet, silver solder, brass rod and nickel silver on alluvial pebble

Sun-rayed Adonis Candelabra

Sun-rayed Adonis Candelabra

£ 695

Copper, Brass and Bronze sheet with brass wire and silver solder on alluvial pebble

Lantern with two Little Stint

Lantern with two Little Stint

£ 440

Verdigris Patinated Copper, bronze sheet on a cut slate base with red glass peg

Heron and Sandpiper Candelabra

Heron and Sandpiper Candelabra

£ 595

Patinated copper, brass, copper and silver solder on alluvial pebble

Flying Chough Candelabra

Flying Chough Candelabra

£ 460

Copper Bronze, gilding metal bird with nickel silver flutes

Adam and the Plovers Candelabra

Adam and the Plovers Candelabra

£ 760

Copper,brass, silver solder and glass ball on alluvial pebble

Aberdaron Heron on alluvial pebble

Aberdaron Heron on alluvial pebble

£ 290

Copper and brass with enamelled discs