- Arts and Design
Glass kitty cat clocks with pendulum tail
Hi and welcome to my lens. I have two loves in life one is cats the other is glass. So I have now combined the two I have two cats of my own but that was not enough so I now make my own out of fused glass and turn them into cat clocks: P.S I almost forgot also love my girlfriend :):):) xxx
I have been making novelty glass cat clocks for the past 6 years. Each cat is made of at least 18 separate pieces of glass. All are hand cut and ground into shape. The eyes and collar are made of dichroic glass or of 18K gold leaf that is fused into the glass. It´s then kiln fused and cooled slowly to anneal the glass for strength and durability.
The clocks come with good quality stick on numbers in silver or gold. You can choose just let me know. But if you don´t like the numbers they will come off. The tail of the clock is the pendulum and due to the quartz movement they keep perfect time and they are very quiet. There is also a three year warranty on the clock mechanism.
Clock stat's approx. 13.5" x 5" or 340mm x130mm. That's from tip of ear to tip of the good old tail:)
100 % Hand made
Cat lovers gifts
There is no mass production here or moulds of any sort. Each clock takes about 2 hours to cut and grind into shape and on top of that it is in the kiln for another 12 hours.
After the cat clock has cooled down I then apply the cat's whiskers and ear markings etc using liquid glass. I now have to fire the cat in the kiln for a second time to permanently fuse the markings into the glass. I then drill the hole in the centre of the body to accommodate the clock mechanism.
They start a 85 euros they are not the cheapest in town, but you're getting a unique one of a kind hand made clock.
Butter wouldnÂ´t melt
Well, I would like to introduce you all to my two cats.
They are both very naughty and he (the ginger one) sometimes thinks that it's time for him to be top dog, and just jumps on her pinning her down to the ground (all in good fun). She goes crazy and when she escapes by God does he pay for it.
Black cat clocks. - Black cats
I just love black cats. I think they so sleek and elegant looking. I have had 5 or 6 black cats back when I lived in England but they all got run over. But as I now live in Finland 95% of cat owners keep there cat in (house cat). I don’t agree with that as I believe cats should be free to roam around and have fun (do cat stuff).
But I now live in apartment so my 2 cats are also house cats, and don’t go out but at least we have a large glass enclosed balcony. They love sitting watching the birds, rabbits, etc. and they both seam happy :)
The gray twins
These two pussy cats are made of a light grey opaque glass (solid colour), they have dichroic glass eyes and collar.
Why multi-coloured cat clocks?
So why multi coloured clocks? Well a few years back a customer asked if I would make a cat clock out of red, green and purple glass, which I happily did. Then their friends saw it and wanted one and that's how the multi-coloured clocks came into being.
Functional wall art - Cat lovers gifts
These cat clocks make an elegant addition to any home as well as the work place. As soon as you get one of my clocks, it will make its self right at home. They make a great kitchen clock, lounge clock, nursery clock, and kid’s room clock. Not forgetting the work place, they also make great gifts; say for housewarmings, weddings any occasion. Cat lovers just love them.
Ok then, as for commissioned work I charge the same as all my other cat clocks 98 dollars as they are made of a glass called artister. So you can have any colours you want, as long as they are in stock.
If however you would like an opaque collared glass (solid colures) or colures that artister do not make then I must use a glass called bullseye that is more expensive, so you would then be looking at 155/185 dollars for your clock depending on the colure.
But please feel free to contact me for any ideas you have and we can go through it together.
Rag doll cat clock
This Rag doll cat clock was commissioned by a Mr Anderson as a surprise birthday gift to his wife Heidi It is 100 % glass. The cats head ears and tail is made of two shades of a brown glass, and the body is made up from a brown and white marble glass. The cats markings are made of a white powder glass mixed with oil and also fused into the glass.
The collar is 18k gold leaf and his eyes are of a blue dichroic glass that change colour depending on what angle you're looking at him. This clock was fired three separate times to make him that was a total of 36 hours in the kiln.
It was funny when it came to drilling the hole in the body to accept the clock mechanism; I also had two other cats to be drilled. They were made of the standard artister glass, so I decided to drill one of those first as I hadn't drilled any cats for some time and as I was drilling the first one, yep it broke it happens some times. So that was binned, then came Andersons clock I thought please no as this glass is more expensive anyway I took extra time and happy days I made it through all ok.
As for the cost of Dumb #%% the rag doll cat clock it was a birthday gift so can't say.
Thanks Anderson it was a pleasure working with you.
So who was Mr Anderson ? (I loved the name, he was a bit of a mysterious fella all contacts were from his I phone) well Mr Anderson was it the red pill or the blue pill? :) :).
PS his wife Heidi loved him Prrrrrr Prrrrrrr
Commission work II
Pinkie the cat clock
This is nice! Pinkie the cat clock was commissioned by Georganna. It is 100 % glass. The clock is made up of two different shades of a marbled pink glass, and has pink dichroic accents on the body and head to give it a bit of sparkle.
The cats markings are made of a black and white powder glass mixed with oil. The collar is gold dichroic etched glass that changes to a nice pink depending on its angle, and fused into the glass. The eyes are of a bright green dichroic glass.
This clock was fired twice once to make the clock, and a second time to fuse the cat's markings into the glass. Georganna was looking for a girly clock with a bit of sparkle; well I think we got there. Thanks Georganna. Price was 180 dollars
Commission work / cat pendant
This pendant was commissioned by Erica. This was the third attempt and I think this one is ok, its 45mm long x 23mm wide the whiskers and eyes are made of liquid glass and fused into the glass. Believe it or not I used one of my own cat's whiskers for the markings as they are so fine and keep their strength.
The tail is made separately and is tacked fused onto the cat on a second firing, the collar is made of a thin strip of dichroic glass.
PS my cat lulu was not attached to the whisker when I used it :)
Another jaguar cat clock commissioned
This Jaguar cat clock was commissioned by Lynn. It is 100 % glass. The head and body are made of a marigold yellow. The cats markings are made of black powder glass mixed with oil.
The collar is 18k gold leaf fused into the glass. The eyes are of a gold dichroic glass. This clock was fired twice once to make the clock, and a second time to fuse the cat's markings into the glass Thanks Lynn. Price of clock was 175 dollars
As for postage I ship internationally they are well wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed. In the summer months I ship on average 12 clocks a month and up till now with no breakages. Ok the postage is 35 dollars but all told it's still a good deal for an original one of a kind handmade Functional piece of wall art.
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I prefer the clocks without the numbers but hey that is just my opinion. What is yours?
What is your preference
If you are after a different colour or style of clock just drop me a line.