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25/11/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New booklets are now for sale in the shop. 48 pages of offset-printed clockwork candy for your eyeballs. This 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 book features a collection of my best horological work, including photos of “The Jungers Commission”. It also has pictures and descriptions of my process, so you can get a glimpse of how the gears and screws are made.

Click on the “SHOP” link above and buy yours today.

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Finished Commission

25/11/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The latest quartz commission is finished! As requested this one is about double the size of my usual quartz work, although it’s hard to tell on the white background with no context. After testing the clock for a few days, and enjoying the impact and readability of a piece this size, I’ve decided I’ll likely be making more quartz work on this scale. I’ll be sad to see it go, but happy that the client will enjoy it, and give it a good home.

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Floating Commission

10/11/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently completed a quartz piece titled “Floating” which featured calligraphy suspended along the dial rim. Someone in Florida really liked it and decided they wanted a much larger version, so I customized the design for them, and began construction of this piece.

The original is 20” wide, and is one of my favorite quartz pieces to date. This one however has a 42” wingspan, and is cut from thick 1/4” brass. Everything is coming together nicely so far.

More progress posts coming soon!

Note: “Floating” is available in the shop now. Also, if you’re interested in a commission of your own, don’t hesitate to contact me via email at: info@ericfreitas.com

Thank you!

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Art Prize 2018

25/08/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Twisted Twelve” will be making an appearance at Art Prize 2018 in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. It will be on display at Divani, an intimate and refined restaurant and bar. The pictures, and even videos of this piece simply don’t do it justice, so if you can see it in person I highly recommend it. Divani delivers intimate top-notch dining as well, so it might be a smart move to book reservations for your visit, and add fine cuisine and excellent drinks to your art-viewing experience.

Art Prize will take place throughout downtown Grand Rapids, MI from Sep 19, 2018 – Oct 7, 2018

This is my first time participating in this event. I’ve heard a lot about Art Prize over the years, and decided to take part this year. I’m currently planning on being there in person for as many days as possible, including the opening of preview week, the main opening day of art prize, and many of the Friday’s and Saturdays. The specific dates are still up in the air, but I’ll keep everyone posted.

See you there!

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Paper Moon

2/07/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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.

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Paper Moon

22/06/2018

 

 

 

 

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.

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Clock Commission Complete

21/06/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Mechanical Clock

26/05/2018

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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.

For more frequent updates, you can follow me on Instagram, or Facebook.

Thank you!

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New Commission

24/03/2018

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Twisted Twelve Version 2

24/03/2018

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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