Story: Tuatara

Door handle (3rd of 4)

Door handle

Tuatara often appear in carvings and sculpture. These handles on sliding doors are practical as well as a design feature. To make the handles, a photograph of a tuatara was digitised into a three-dimensional image. This was then used to create a mould, into which molten aluminium was poured.

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Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, 'Tuatara - Life history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2022)

Story by Charles Daugherty and Susan Keall, published 24 Sep 2007