Monday, 7 December 2009

Recent Works: Wolfszeit Clock

With this second clock I followed the same inspiration as with the first one (look at my recent post) however I chose a kind of different way of expression than with my usual works.
I went completely without my normal viking/celtic paterns this time. Anyhow there is the same spirit of antiquity which I always aspire.

As you may realize when you look at my works I have a very deep connection to Wolves and indeed my view on this very special animal is almost religious.

So in the beginning this work was more for my own pleasure, furthermore to enter a rather naturalistic and traditional style of leather tooling, thought as a singular attempt.
But I think that this turned out so fine that there will certainly be follow-ups.

This clock is also for sale in my shop:
Here you can buy the Wolfzeit-Clock !!!

Recent Works: Dragon Clock

A while ago I had the idea of crafting a clock. I think in our modern times we have a certain view on time that is rather invalid. Sayings like "Time is Money" are quite symptomatic of this view and so we often have somehow negative associations like stress and pressure when we think about time. And we have a quite linear conception concerning time.
However, in the olden times there was a rather circular understanding of the topic.
And here we come close to my own approach with my crafted clocks.
I think, there is actually no better symbol for the circles of nature as the good old round clock.
I wanted to bring a bit of this ancient time-concept back into our awareness and give the grandeur back to time!

For this clock I used my own designed patterns. The pattern in the middle section is a typical circular ornament in viking style, the dragon around it bites it's own tail and so both patterns refer straight to the above mentioned ancient understanding of time.

This clock is available in my Etsy-store:
Here you can buy the Dragon Clock!!!

Recent Works: Solar Kult Drinking Horn

Here's the latest Drinking Horn I carved. This time I used my Dremel Tool only for the rough part and put much more effort into the refining work with my good old Mora Knives.
The patterns I used are my own designs.
I also made a holder for the customer which you can see below:

The Horn is 44 cm long and holds 0,5 l of fluid. It was sold for 340 $ (including the holder).