Sundials can be beautifully crafted from slate and other stones, and perhaps engraved with a favourite poem or quotation. A bird bath does not just have to serve the birds or be traditional in design - it can be carved from stone or modelled in clay and high-fired for resistance to frost.
Lisi Ashbridge - Bird Bath (York stone, 49 x 5 cms, shortened inscription by Gilbert White, "Sipping the Surface over Pools and Streams", referencing Gilbert's beloved swallows. Shelly Portland stone base, not shown, 43 x 23 x 23 cms, £1,350)
Will Spankie - Compass Bird Bath (Purbeck stone, oak plinth, 45 incl. plinth x 40 x 15 cms, £815)