|Project by pashley||posted 12-12-2009 05:15 AM||3541 views||13 times favorited||14 comments|
Here’s the latest in my mission clock line, “Thendara”.
This is quite different from the previous models. My wife “suggested” I make something smaller for a shelf/mantel clock for her sister for Christmas. This one is about 1’ high and 6” deep. New things I learned to make this style happen:
The face is hammered copper; I love the look of copper, and wanted to try my hand at it. Not bad for a first attempt, though I’d like a deeper, darker color, something like you’d see on a penny, instead of this rather shiny look. Still, not bad.
The tile. My clocks are just about exclusively named for Adirondack towns, so I wanted incorporate outdoor elements into the tile. Yes, I made the tile (what’s next, metallurgy?!). I made the original out of Sculpey clay, and then made a latex rubber mold of it, into which I cast a bisque, called “Permastone”. It’s not a ceramic fired tile per se, more like china. Then I applied a copper paint with a solution that casts the green patina you see. I think it came out pretty well.
QSWO, Paduak, copper, bisque.
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