One of a Kind

One of a Kind

Apr 02

 

 

Here’s a great commissioned piece that started out as a really cool idea.

 

Turns out one of the Nutcracker Collectors’ Club members collects wine corkscrews as well.

 

They contacted me to see if I could create a crossover piece that would combine their collection of Nutcrackers with their collection of corkscrews.

 

They provided the following piece as a base for the custom work:

 

 

 

 

They also provided these pictures for reference and inspiration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a clay mock-up I did of all those ideas applied to the piece so I could work out the details with the customer.

 

 

 

 

Here’s a picture of the original piece being prepped to have the arms, corkscrew, and wine bottle added.

 

 

 

 

Here’s  an “in process” picture as the new wood pieces were added and carved.

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple pictures of the piece all done and looking like it’s always been carved that way.

 

 

 

This piece came out great and was the subject of its own article in the Spring Nutcracker Collectors’ Club Newsletter (Vol. XXXIX, Issue 2) that was mailed out in March.

 

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