Sculpting Titanic's Clock (full size)
White Oak with Castings
Charles Wilson's Honour and Glory Crowning Time at Southampton's Sea City Museum (left). The color-keyed version on the right depicts the materials used for the replica.
Nearly 3 meters high
Alan St. George visiting Southampton's Sea City Museum in April 2017 to measure, study, and photograph RMS Olympic's "Honour and Glory Crowning Time." It is believed to be carved by Charles Wilson circa 1910, and stood on the ship's Grand Staircase until 1935. The replica will be 112 inches high just like the original.
Honouring Charles Wilson
Nothing brings an artist closer to an era than retracing that original master work. Here a projection of the RMS Olympic's "Honour & Glory Crowning Time" outline is transferred to the wooden work surface.
The Full-sized clock begins
All of the portions of the replica that will be castings are first sculpted in clay. Then the quarter-sawn white oak framework and other wood portions of the clock are hand-made.
NEW longer video on full-sized clock