incessant ramblings

Video of the 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!

New work

July 27th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two new one-of-a-kind clocks are now available in the shop! They will be available for a short time, and then if unsold, they will be sent to the Hamptons for a group show.

Enjoy!

Commissions

May 29th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple of quartz commissions finished earlier this year. If you’re interested in commissioning a piece of your own email me through the contact page of this site, and I can give you pricing and waiting list information.

Horizon

January 30th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After two months of grinding, cutting, molding, pouring molten metal, and finishing work, I’ve finally completed my latest limited edition offering. It is now available for purchase in the shop, titled “Horizon”.

It’s been quite some time since my last series, and I’m very happy with this one! The original roman numerals and back-plate were cut from thick 1/4 inch brass, which gave me lots of material to make the parts more three-dimensional. Also, rather than cast the rim and backplate in one piece I decided to make separate molds for each part. This allowed me to sandwich the printed & painted dial in between the rim pieces and face. The result is a construction, and look that matches the original clock.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you!

2016

December 23rd, 2016

Here’s a quick recap of the work created in 2016. I’d like to thank every one who kept me busy with commissions throughout the year. I enjoyed working on every single piece, and I hope that it showed in the finished product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s a lot I’d like to tackle in 2017. Here’s what you can expect first:

For quite awhile now, I’ve been refining the design for my next mechanical piece. It’s now been tweaked, re-done, and adjusted through over 30 different versions. I’m finally happy (really excited actually) with the way it looks, and will start cutting in January. It will measure between four and five feet tall. I will post the final rendering of it soon.

I’m also going to be creating a new pewter cast quartz piece. I’m currently working on the original for this one, and I’m taking my time, and combing over every detail. It will be a horizontal piece measuring 24 inches wide. Expect it to be on sale in January.

New Offering

December 5th, 2016

For the clock-shop of Eric Freitas, 2016 was a year packed with a diverse range of projects, most of which were commissions. I’ve just finished a new quartz clock, and it’s the first to hit the market from my online shop this year! Visit the shop listing to give this one a new home.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you!

I-II-III

November 21st, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

The latest commission. Hand carved brass with kitikata rice paper. I like that this one is less dominant vertically or horizontally. I’m also happy with the feel of that thin piece of metal wrapping around the lower left of the dial.

 

NOTE: I’m in the process of finishing up my first non-commission piece in a long time. It will appear in the shop soon. If you’re on the mailing list (through the contact page of this site) you’ll be notified via email.

 

Thank you!

“The 8th of June”

October 20th, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

It’s always fun to create a piece with a story, and a personal element to it. My most recent clock was for a client who shared a birthday with his older brother…the 8th of June. For this reason, there are two numbers indicated around the perimeter, the 8 and the VI.

It was a pleasure to work on, and it should make a fantastic gift!