Southwest Wall Clocks and Thermometers
New Century Marketing presents a beautiful collection of Terra-Cotta Wall Clocks, Patio Clocks and Thermometers. These clocks and thermometers are hand-made by two Scottsdale, AZ residents, Marty and Monique Lightner.
They form the terra-cotta material, imprint and then hand-paint it into a wonderful southwest clock or thermometer. Each one is individually boxed and made ready for shipment. All clocks are run by a Quartz Clock Movement and include a battery. Any of these items make a wonderful gift or is a great addition to your Southwest Decor. Please allow 5-7 days for shipment preparation.
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Making a Southwest Clock or Thermometer
The process begins every morning when Marty and Monique, in their studio, start with natural terracotta clay that they form, by hand, into their various designs. The clay then dries, is sanded and fired in a kiln to 1850 degrees for 8 hours, hardening the pieces to an almost indestructible product.
Each piece is an original because no two are exactly the same. Such is the nature of handmade products. Not all are absolutely flawless. Some, to the layman’s eye, might have a teeny imperfection such as an indentation, a slight variation in color or rarely, an odd fingerprint. However, they have a quality and style no machine can duplicate.