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Wall plaque,cold cast bronze on ceramic tile. Halcyon days,Kingfisher,wall art

Wall plaque,cold cast bronze on ceramic tile. Halcyon days,Kingfisher,wall art
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This is my interpretation of 'Halcyon Days'. Originating from Greek legend, the 'Halcyon' was a kingfisher-like sea bird believed to have the power to calm the seas for two weeks around the winter solstice, so that it could safely make a nest and hatch its young. Over the centuries the meaning has changed somewhat, so that now 'Halcyon Days' are associated with a nostalgic view of long warm summers gone by.

I sculpted this circular plaque in deep relief, in wax, which you can see in one of the images, and after first moulding it, I now produce it in cold-cast pewter, bronze and copper in my coal shed! In this listing it is in cold-cast bronze and is available with a black wax coating or a turquoise 'verdigris' finish (please just state which when you order).

Once the plaque has been cast, it is then sanded, rubbed with wire wool, polished, waxed and then mounted on a ceramic wall tile and gift boxed. The finished wall plaque measures approximately 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm and it has a small brass hook on the reverse for hanging. The back is also finished in black felt fablon.

The plaque is presented in a gift box made from recycled black board (supplied by Dragon's den winning contestants; the Tiny Box Company), which I hand decorate with lilac paper raffia and silver paint. There is also an information card and gift tag provided.

I also produce this design in cold-cast copper and Pewter (I've listed each finish separately)


I sing in a band called 'Halcyon' and designed our band logo based on the bird. Looking further into its meaning, I decided to sculpt this, hopefully beautiful, detailed relief plaque to add to my range.

I really enjoyed sculpting all the detail (which was done with a 'needle-like' sculpting tool), and I also really enjoy the process from creating the original design through to boxing the finished piece!

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This item will be posted to you by Just Kirsty Sculpture & Gifts within 5 days of receiving payment.

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Rest of the World £11.40

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