Tarpon Weathervane – Long Residence
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Customer supplied design.
The execution of the design has been worked out and the first pieces to be made (right and left Tarpon body) are drawn onto the copper.
The characteristic scales are hand chased into the copper one by one.
The body has been sculpted, soldered together and I’m planning the next parts.
Starting to assemble the figure.
Construction is complete and the tarpon is ready to be cleaned and finished.
The bronze finish has been applied and the glass eyes added.
The completed Tarpon Weathervane.
David Ferro is recognized as one of the world’s premier weathervane artists, historians and teachers. His weathervanes crown Rooftops worldwide. His styles and techniques have pioneered the art of weathervane making for nearly 3 decades.
Kit is assisting Dave with this weathervane.
Kit is David’s apprentice. She works closely with him preparing for her apprenticeship. Her kind, friendly nature shows in her work.