Circa 1750 Sign Weathervane – Harvey Co.
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Image of the actual wood sign to imitated.
Texture and relief sample test.
The sign’s sides are cut out and the design transferred to the copper. Jon is starting to chase in the details around the letters first.
The lengthy process of free hand chasing and repousee is used to texture and raise the detail on each side.
A very interesting challenge, creating a combination of smooth paint, rough paint, wood grain, and 3 colors .
Shaping the sign border.
A detailed side of the sign.
Bonding tin for the foreground color.
Assembling the two sides to complete the sign figure.
The arrow is added to the design.
More coming soon.
Jon is one of the world’s up and coming weathervane sculptors. His pieces are solid, beautiful examples of a traditional trade. His work often goes home with him as chasing has become a hobby for him. Jon usually handles the larger and more complex pieces.