Grateful Dead Weathervane – Dotson Estate
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Our fun Grateful Dead Weathervane design.
Each piece of the design is hand cut from 100% Revere sheet copper.
The bears body is stretched, textured, and formed by hand with select hammers and many years of skill.
Once the halves are sculpted, they are carefully soldered together.
The bear and bolt are made and ready to be assembled.
A sulfur solution is used to darken the copper in creation of our signature ‘Bronze’ finish, then the the surface is hand rubbed to achieve the desired color.
The gold leafing is done and curing.
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.