Icarus Weathervane – Kreiger Estate
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Customer supplied concept image.
A three dimensional clay model was created to help with the 3D layout.
The clay maquette is divided up into planes and templates are planned from the sections.
Copper parts are made from the maquette sized templates as a test.
The temporary templates are enlarged to full size and the sculpting of the weathervane figure begins.
First the arms and legs are made then the torso.
Jon carefully mortises the limbs organically onto the torso.
With the body and limbs set, Jon starts on the hands and feet.
Getting the hands and feet right is crucial.
Head is now attached to the body via a neck.
The hair is actually complex. It is made of several sculpted interlocking pieces.
Time for the chemical wash to create a bronze finish.
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.