28 Sep 2023
There's no end to the type of clock we can make with our recycled slate and below is yet another example
A few years back, we were asked to make a clock in the likeness of a currach. This is what Mauricio came up with. It was approx. 24" long and 5/6" wide.
What is a currach? Well a currach is a wooden framed boat in the shape of this slate clock currach and in the olden days animal hides were stretched across it while nowadays canvas is used. It is a traditionall Irish boat
The people who commissioned this piece (and subsequently ordered another two after) were in the currach boat business. They made a special type of currach which was called the Belderrig currach. It was a family-run business handed down from gereration to generation. Lots of time in the making. No wonder they wanted a clock made in its likeness