National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Brimming Bowl


Type Sculpture

     Information from Festival Park: 'Arangzebe's tomb at Arangabad in India is masked by exquisitely delicate lace screens, which are trompe l'oeil carved from thread-fine white marble. Brimming Bowl reverses the effect; water made stable and shining like black polished stone, instead of stone itself rendered as fluid as lace.'
     Brimming Bowl was sponsored by Garden Festival Wales and supported by the Welsh Arts Council and Sculpture at Margam. The work is sited at the entrance to the Factory Shopping Village and visitors are encouraged to throw loose change into the water with all proceeds donated to the hospice of the valleys.
     A number of sculptures were commissioned for the Garden Festival of Wales in 1991/2 and some works remain on site.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Pye, William Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Brimming Bowl Steel, bronze, dry stone wall 110cm high x 300cm diameter

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
  • None
Road A4046
Precise location Entrance to Festival Park Factory Shopping Village
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO165076
Date of design 1992
Year of unveiling 1992
Unveiling details 1992
Commissioned by Garden Festival Wales
Duty of care Festival Park
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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