Large Copper Weta | Ian Phillips
Ian has constructed this lifelike weta from hand beaten copper and old copper coins. Have a close look at the detail and you'll see coins from 1941, 1942, 1949, 1953, 1954, 1959 and 1961. A perfect gift for the insect lover in your life! The weta can be hung on the wall or placed on a display shelf.
Ian, who is based in Hokitika, is a true craftsman, making sculpture by bending, beating and burning copper. He uses controlled heat patina that brings out rainbow colours in the metal by heating and cooling it to different temperatures.