Monthly Archives: June 2019

Tiny Erato

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Erato, the muse of romantic poetry, is often shown with a lyre and wreath of roses in her hair. This 6-inch goddess was once a decoration on an elaborate Ansonia clock, and is made of spelter. Spelter, while sometimes used merely as a synonym for zinc, is often used to identify a zinc alloy. Early twentieth-century Art Nouveau and Art Deco figures and lamps were often made of spelter. The metal has been used since about the 1860s to make statues, tablewares, and lamps that resemble bronze. I re-patinaed Erato using Puritan bronze and gold highlights, mimicking contemporary French bronzes.

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My Etsy shop is back up and running

Having a great time fitting wings today!

I just listed a few of my small-to-medium size sculptures, plus I’m selling select items from my personal collection and also tools and materials. Check back from time to time to see what new gems I’ve added.