Erotica author, aka Elspeth Potter, on Writing from the Inside

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Steampunk Bronze

I recently attended Arisia, a Boston-area science fiction/fantasy/a lof of other things conference. I got permission from Butch Honeck, one of my favorite sculptors in bronze, to post some photos from his dealer room at the convention.

Here's a steampunk-style pistol he built (bonus sepia for bonus steampunk-ness!). You can't tell from the photo, but it has moving parts - gears and a chain - that make warm whirring sounds. He let me play with it without making me buy it. He had several pistols with different features.

Here he is checking out one of his larger sculptures, also with moving parts. Note the magnifying lenses attached to his glasses. He sells those for steampunk afficionadoes, but apparently they're quite functional.

Pretty dragons. I've enjoyed looking at his work for years, and own three bronze turtles from his line of miniature animals as well as a pair of earrings.

A wider view of one of his display tables at Arisia. The woman in costume is examining pocket watches, some of them of the "real" hand-wound type.

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1 comment:

  1. Heh, you gotta love those steampunk designs, complete with the sepia tone. Butch Honeck seems like a pretty cool bronze sculptor,too. The details of his creations are quite nice and it would be really cool to get a look at them up close.