Detail of Compass Points on Bespoke Weather Vane. We were contacted by a lovely lady from Claremont Council in WA and asked to submit a quote for this bespoke weathervane that was to be mounted on a fleche as per original photos. “Hi, we are currently working on a project in Perth, restoring a heritage […]
We had some fun designing, manufacturing and painting this custom made weathervane for a gentleman in Gippsland who grows and sells….wait for it! Yes, you guessed it potatoes. This was the end result – I initially painted them to be red potatoes and then found out they were to be washed white ones.OOPS.
Photo by John Coleman on Flickr. Weather Cocks – Where did they originate?In the ninth century A.D., the pope reportedly decreed that every church in Europe should show a cock on its dome or steeple, as a reminder of Jesus’ prophecy that the cock would not crow the morning after the Last Supper until the […]
The Tower of the Winds is an ancient octagonal shaped tower made from marble situated in the Roman Agora in Athens. Known as a “horologian” or timepiece it was perhaps, the forerunner of modern clock towers topped by a weather vane that grace many town centres today. This fascinating and complex structure celebrated the element of wind […]