Fine Jewellery Techniques (JEW4035)
13/04/2018 - Automata
I finally found the bobbing flower I'd seen ages ago on Facebook:
It's by Grainne Reynolds and uses a cam mechanism rather than the wire that I thought I'd remembered. The flower spins and bobs up & down as the handle is turned.
At the other end of the scale, is the famous Silver Swan at The Bowes Museum. An absolute masterpiece of the 18th century.
Whilst browsing the internet for more automata ideas, I came across Rob Ives, who makes downloadable patterns for simple paper automata. I especially like those powered by clothes pegs and reckon they could be easily adapted for metal. A project for the summer holidays perhaps...
And finally, the fabulous Kimberly Nogueira, who makes quirky boxed automata.