Build a Pillar & Scroll Wall Clock with W. Mickey Callahan
Thanks to clockmaker, Eli Terry of Plymouth, CT, the beautiful Pillar & Scroll clock was America’s first mass-produced clock that introduced clockmakers to a system of mass production and interchangeable parts in the first half of the 19th century.
In this class, students will be given the opportunity to reproduce a pillar and scroll shelf clock case dating back to the early 1800’s. The clock will incorporate vertical turned pillars, and a broken-pediment scroll top with urn-shaped finials. The case work will also involve intricate wood joinery as well as veneer and inlays. Because the painted dial face and tablet (reverse painted glass panel) along with a quality 8-day, wind-up brass movement represent a significant cost those parts of the project will be purchased by each student on their own when it is actually time to install them. Not only are these style of clocks beautiful to look at but are particularly popular and important to America’s clock making history and heritage. By constructing this clock, you will be building an heirloom to be enjoyed by you and your family for years to come.
Tuition: $795.00 plus materials
Section 070912A: Monday - Saturday, July 9 - 14, 9:00am - 5:00pm
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