Fox Wall Clock – Jill Stewart


Fox Wall Clock

Maker: Jill Stewart

Copper Etched Wall Mounted Clock

14w x 16h cm

This clock features a lively and characterful Fox in etched and heat-treated red copper. This beautiful and intelligent animal knows all the secret pathways, and moves around us at night so often unnoticed.

As the clock is cut out and etched by me by hand, each one comes out a bit different. It is like having a metal illustration of a fox on your wall.

The main body of the clock comes in a beautiful turquoise verdigris colour. The clock hands are black, and show up well against the background.

The text etched onto the central brass part is “The Fox went out one starry night,” the start of a traditional song.



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About the Artist

Artist Statement

I got into making jewellery years ago as I had always loved to make things, and learned to use metals to make small things that I think of as illustrations.

I was brought up in the Northumbrian countryside, and natural things, flowers, birds, colour and beauty are what I like best. I hope to develop my work into illustration and have some fun with colour!

I use silver, brass and copper at the moment, often etching it to add pattern and texture. Then shapes are cut out by hand, filed and then soldered to create the pieces, and add oxidised colour to the copper. Cleaning and polishing is the last step. Blue titanium is sometimes added as a feature. The clocks are made in a similar way, using a big torch flame for the soldering. Because there are so many processes each piece can take a few days to make. My clocks show animals and birds, and along with the jewellery, form an illustrated miniature world inspired by details of the natural world around us.

My customers tell me they like my work for its originality, and that in buying it they have a sense of gaining something individual and humorous and beautiful.

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