incessant ramblings

Paper Moon

July 2nd, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Paper Moon” Complete

The concept drawing for this piece was finished back in 2016. It was always one of my favorite designs and I knew that I would have to make it some day. Two years later I’m happy to finally hear it ticking in my home with a steady one second pulse.

This is my first wall-hung clock with a moon-phase dial. I originally learned how to make a lunar-display mechanism when I was building the 7 1/2-foot-tall clock titled “The Jungers Commission.”

This is also my first clock with a one-month power reserve. It’s quite convenient to only have to wind it up every 32 days. I must admit though, I kind of like winding it and hearing the ratcheting sound, so it probably won’t make it to a month very often. The light-brown surfaces are made of kitikata rice-paper. The moon is also kitikata paper (thus the title) and the face was painted with oil paint.

Paper Moon

June 22nd, 2018

 

 

 

 

This little project had to be put on hold for a few months in order to take on two amazing commission opportunities. Now I’m diving back into it, and looking forward to it’s completion.

Clock Commission Complete

June 21st, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My latest commission is finished! This particular piece is very significant to me for a couple of reasons. It’s based on one of my earlier favorites named “Twisted Twelve”, and I really like the way this iteration came out. This also marks the very first time that I created a mechanical commission for a client overseas. It’s now in transit with a very thorough set of instructions, and some bulletproof packaging. I’m going to be a bit anxious until it arrives, but I’m also very excited, both for the client’s reaction, and for a successful delivery.

Mechanical Clock

May 26th, 2018

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It’s been roughly two months since my last web post, which frankly is a bit disconcerting for me. I find it funny that I’m a clockmaker, and in the temporal vacuum of my basement shop I seem to let months go by before I emerge into the sunlight to revisit the flesh-people. Such is the life of a reclusive independent clockmaker.

Apologies for the absence…not because I’m delusional enough to think that you’ve all been waiting for me, but because now I have to unload a large bucket of progress photos on you to get you up to date.

So, here’s what I’ve been up to. In January, I was contacted by a client in London to create a handmade custom clock for him. He wanted a ticking sculpture in the spirit of “Twisted Twelve”, but with different dimensions, and a one second beat. After some concept work, I began fabrication of this bespoke timepiece.

This clock is actually a bit further along than what’s pictured. I’ll be posting more soon, including the video of it ticking on the wall, in it’s current and nearly complete state.

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Thank you!

New Commission

March 24th, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

This next piece is a commission for a client in England. It will be a condensed, and very detailed version of “Twisted Twelve”. This one will be completely mechanical, weight driven and 100% hand made. It should be a fun one!

I’ll be cutting gears soon. Progress posts coming.

Twisted Twelve Version 2

March 24th, 2018

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve recently finished up a five foot tall version of “Twisted Twelve” for a client in Seattle. It was a lot of surface area to cover with my grinding tools, but the result is a piece that’s big enough to view from far away, and detailed enough to be appreciated up close.

Posts for the next commission coming soon!

Safe return

November 18th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After an exhibition in New York, all of my clocks have been safely transported back home to my studio. Hearing the house filled with ticks again brings a satisfied smile to my face. In addition, since there’s a piece on every wall, I have a license to make fun of anyone who asks what the time is (always good for a cheap laugh).

This collection of timepieces is now on sale in the shop of this very site.

Thank you & Enjoy!

Jungers Commission

September 28th, 2017

This is a video that I shot of “The Jungers Commission” after it’s final install in the client’s beautiful wine cellar. If you’re interested in more information about this clock, there was an article on ABLOG TO WATCH that tells the whole story of it’s creation. I hope to some day make more work on this scale.

Show in the Hamptons

September 8th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In two weeks, I’ll be packing up the largest collection of my work to-date, and heading out to Southampton for the “Odd Beauty” show. I feel that 14 hours in a car is a small price to pay if I can ensure all of my clocks arrive safely:) Hope to see you at the opening!

New Mechanical Finished

August 1st, 2017


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This piece is 100% hand made, including hand-machined gears, and hand-threaded screws. It’s powered by a weight, which is wound once a week. It also features a maintaining-spring, which means that it has a reserve of power that keeps it ticking even during winding. I’ve been testing this one for accuracy over the last month, and it has been within two seconds a week.

This clock will be on it’s way to a show in the Hamptons soon. I’ll post details on that later. If you’re interested in this piece, or are curious about commissioning a piece and wait times, don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you, and enjoy!