Short Bird & Tree Clock – Jill Stewart


Short Bird & Tree Clock

Maker: Jill Stewart

Etched brass clock, can be wall hung or freestanding

13w x 22h cm

This handmade metal clock is made in etched brass, with a bird and a stripy tree.  All the parts are etched in a particular way that I developed, then cut out by hand, and soldered together, the heat effects making each one come out a bit differently.

It comes with a wooden stand but also a hanger on the back, so you can have it either wall-mounted or free-standing.

In stock

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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