Clocks in the modern world of technological progress are techno-art, a tendency in art, that applies using the latest novelties in the world of computers and techniques. Seemingly, this is usual clock but in an extremely unusual form.

Igor Dervanov, an artist-ceramist:

"Sometimes we have an idea of creating clock in the form of ship or submarine, the main question here is to decide where to add clockwork and make submarine beautiful. You just take paper and draw a sketch. Ceramics blends metal and plastic together. All details of different aggregators are used: from old printers, cash registers and printing presses. Everything including old fashioned alarm clocks is used. When you work you put your heart and soul into this work. And when someone is happy with the purchased work, you are also satisfied."

Original masterpieces by Igor Dervanov were made of different details of aggregators. Old things receive new life in his hands. And unique characters in the form of futuristic figures appear. Plastic and metallic details also take their place on ceramic foundation.

Clocks are created in the most unusual form as a real submarine or humans' or animal's head, fantastic fish, steam locomotive, retro car or musical instrument. Accordingly to the author, the most important is to find place for hands and bring harmony to the finished work.

The work accomplished with soul, brings satisfaction to both the master and to the one who will acquire this piece of art.

Manufacturing process

  • At the initial stage we create a sketch of the future work in its natural size.
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  • The volume of the sketch is gathered of corundum bricks.
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  • The main mass is fulfilled with aerated clay.
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  • Gradual giving relief forms to model.
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  • Final creation of the model.
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  • Withdrawing the form of phosphogypsum from the model.
  • Pouring of the form with ceramic slurry with 30% of refractory brick for increasing the strength of the product after burning.
  • Author completes the extracted model to achieve his result.
  • Drying of the model takes place during the next 3-4 days.
  • The dried up model is loaded into the oven and gets burned at the temperature of 840 degrees during 7 hours.
  • Burnt model is polished for preparation to fastening of decorative details made of metal, plastics and wire.
  • The mounted model is grounded with acryl, nitro, and then the color is applied, adding different shades of metal forethought by the author.
  • After toning the model is covered with colorless mat varnish for strengthening the layer of paint and completing the work.
  • Assemblage of the quartz mechanism and placing glass.

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