Mt Vernon Dove Weathervane – Drennan Residence
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This is our Gold leaf Mt Vernon Dove Weathervane design.
Once the parts are hand cut from sheet copper The detail lines are “chased into the face of the copper then the body and texture is simultaneously hand sculpted from the inside out.
The parts are ready for the final forming before the next step.
Soldering all the parts of the dove together.
The dove is made and cleaned.
The copper has been treated with specially formulated primer for the gold leaf.
The gold leaf is done and curing.
Michael Barnes is our newest apprentice. He has a natural talent for making weathervanes that comes from excellent drawing and tatooing abilities. These skills lend themselves to the line work and relief perception needed to effectively sculpt weathervane figures.