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The Housewarming Snail

The Housewarming Snail

Amongst my people, it is the custom to give a symbolic snail when people move into a new home. It is a sign of good luck and a happy home, being safe and secure in your home. Traditionally, a hand made house warming snail is preferred; there are many ways to do this, including something as simple as painting a spiral (the symbol of the snail and vice versa) on a flower pot. 

Here is my housewarming snail, hand shaped from aluminium and mounted on Baltic amber, given to Stephen Kent for his first home on October 4th, 2014.

Snail sculpture aluminium mounted on amber

The House Warming Snail Sculpture, Aluminium & Amber, Silvia Hartmann 2014


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