Isn't that what the White Star Line directors said? How about a FULL-SIZED Grand Staircase for your home? The first Titanic replica that I made back in 1999 is what I call the "Large" Titanic clock. It is 1/2 scale of Charles Wilson's original virtuoso work on the RMS Titanic and the RMS Olympic. The Cherub and the Pineapple are both roughly 1/2 scale. I know there are a lot of collectors in the world that would love the full-sized Grand Staircase in their homes. Problem is,
I love the Victorian and Edwardian ages for their 'high art' sensibilities. The architecture, sculpture, paintings, and interiors of the Gilded Age fill a couple of hundred books at my home, in Havencrest Castle's library. They have inspired my work for 40 years. Unfortunately, the historical record for this period shows us many examples of callousness to social issues. In many ways, the Titanic tragedy illustrates the great divide at that time, between the economic classes,
I was digging through some files and came across this photo of a cake that my late wife, Adrianne, had our local bakery make to celebrate the release of the first edition of the Large Titanic Clock back in 1999. The cake decorators somehow took an image of the clock and with edible inks reproduced it on the cake. Some of you out there probably know how it's done. I thought it was pretty remarkable at the time...and delicious! My favorite foods: Lobster tail followed by cake.
THE TITANIC CHERUB IS COMING IN 2016 MXLLS The cherub is at the bronze foundry...but the custom cast acrylic flame is here! It has a beautiful frosted-glass effect, but less fragile. The flame stands 4 inches tall. The cherub figure is in 1/2 scale in keeping with the 1/2 scale of our Large Titanic Clock, (and the Pineapple Finials as well). I would guess the glass flame (flambeau) on the Titanic's original cherub was about 8" tall. Only 5" and 8" shades are on the market t
Just imagine an antique mall filled with Titanic items! Okay, that is a fantasy, but I do love antique malls. There are several within 45 minutes of my home. My first buy in the "antique" category occurred when I was still in elementary school. At that age, within walking distance of my childhood home, I found a wonderful yet small-sized copper hurricane oil lamp, and a ceramic blue snake candlesnuffer designed so the smoke would exit through his nostrils. That was too cool f