One of our current projects is a copper weathervane featuring a running horse. The horses body is made in two halves by hammering sheet copper into a wooden block from the inside, the two halves are then brazed together. The legs are made in a similar way before being attached to the body. The mane & tail are made of forged copper wire & brazed into position. It is intended to gild the mane & tail with gold leaf & oxidize the body which will eventually attain the usual verdigris coating after several years exposure to the elements. We will update this blog to show the various stages of production to the finished article.
The Horse measures 54cm (21 inches).