|Project by Jon Anderson||posted 10-15-2013 06:49 PM||1000 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
This piece was one of my first pieces , I was blowing glass at the time and got a grant for copper electroplating hand blown glass . So What I was doing is stage blasting the glass with my sand blaster and then copper electroplating the area that I had blasted away. The stage blast is when you resist a area , cut away a design blasting, then cut away more design and blast again , as many steps as you want. The point is I liked the stage blast pattern on my glass so I tried to duplicate it with wood, If you look towards the bottom of the clock you will see a multicolored area that was my attempt to accomplish the stage blast effect. I liked the result so I thought I should figure out a way to use it, so my small piece of wood turned into a wall clock. You can see some of the copper electroplated glass to the right of the clock.
I entered another picture, it is the only other one I have. It shows the mechanism which is German and two framed Spalted Birch panels in back behind the mechanism. It is supported by two arms of spalted sycamore and a platform of spalted birds eye maple. The top and four corners are made up of 2×8 mahogany lumber cut down to the needed size.
I enjoyed making this.
My significant other thought that my clock got to much attention so she added in the ceramic dragon figure just to the left of the clock mechanism. that she made. Now she tell everyone the reason that people look at it ,is to see her dragon