Hummingbird Wall Clock – Jill Stewart

£135.00

Hummingbird Wall Clock

Maker: Jill Stewart

Copper & Brass, Etched Wall Mounted Clock

15w x 20h cm

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‘This Hummingbird clock is more like a picture in metal, the red flower with beautiful hovering Hummingbird. The Hummingbird symbolizes enjoyment of life, taking time to seek life’s sweetness. We don’t have the heat or exotic nectar or anything like a hummingbird here in Britain, so it seems even more of a fantastical creature.

It is the most detailed clock I make, with all the parts cut out by hand, assembled and soldered, the heat creating the different colours and making each one unique. The materials are copper and etched brass, with blue titanium details. It is wall-mounted, and has a battery powered movement.’

 

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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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