Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. The clock is created by compressing capiz shell together and forming it into shape. The final result is a light-weight, plate that feels similar to plastic. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz may come through as tans and browns underneath the hand-painted surface.
Our products are made using materials that are sustainably harvested, use non-toxic dyes, and water-based finishes. Additionally, we view ourselves as partners with our artists. We continuously exchange ideas on how to improve production, product quality, and the health and well-being of the makers that work to create the products we sell. We visit our artisan groups on a regular basis to ensure that our core mission is being followed.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same items, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen. The frame of this clock is made with solid capiz oyster shell, compressed into shape. The face is hand-painted to appear as if it is aged porcelain, promoted by the natual colors of the capiz shell. The look is further accentuated by gentle distressed marks. The black, bold numbers vary in size and stand in strong contrast to the pearl background. The combination of simple color palette and the seasoned feel of the porcelain finish are quintessential hallmarks of the modern farmhouse design genre. Dimensions: 13in x 2in x 13in