Scallop season

Solid copper with brass edging. This sconce hinges out from the base plate by pulling a pin to service the bulb.
Solid copper with brass edging. This sconce hinges out from the base plate by pulling a pin to service the bulb.

This is a Scallop Sconce that I make and also several other sea shells. These sconces are two parts, one is the scallop itself the other is the wall mount, hinge point and light bulb assembly. These are hammered by hand from copper and have brass accents which is all clear coated. This sculpture looks great on the wall in the daytime but at night its awesome as it puts light up and all around without seeing the bulb.

Here in Homosassa being on the central west coast of Florida we have a Scallop season which usually starts around July 1st and runs for a few months. The one’s we get here have the classic shell shape and are generally numerous in 4 feet of water or so. Makes me hungry just thinking about them. Fresh out of the shell with a little lemon juice, yeh now thats what I’m talking about.

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