“Half Time” Black and Copper Wall Clock
Can’t choose between a full patina or brushed copper wall clock?
With our signature creation, the Half Time Clock, you don’t have to.
How is it made?
Each and every clock we make is cut, shaped, sanded and patinated with care in our studio in Perth, Western Australia.
Our black patina is achieved using chemical manipulation, which forces the copper to develop a layer of colourful oxidation to protect itself, also known as patination.
To preserve and protect the colourful patination, we apply a clear lacquer.
We then affix a silent, quartz, clock mechanism and test your clock over a 24 hour period before it is wrapped up and shipped to your home.
If you’d like to personalise your clock with a special message, date, name or initials, use the dropdown list to select the number of characters required, then use the custom text box to add your engraving (up to 20 characters). At the time of placing your order, please advise where on the clock you would like the engraving.
The Low Down
Handmade in our studio in Perth, Western Australia
Colour and pattern shown are indicative only
Each clock is completely unique and cannot be replicated
Available in 8 diameters and custom sizes
Sealed with clear lacquer to protect the delicate patina
Custom stamping/engraving available
Please allow up to 10 days manufacturing time before dispatch
Rush my Order is a premium service we offer our customers where, for an additional cost on eligible items, your order will be dispatched within 3 business days and sent via AusPost Express.
Disclaimer: Should we require further information and there is a delay in response, your order will be delayed until all information is received.
*Cost includes prioritising your order and Express postage.
Products eligible for 'Rush my Order' will be marked on the product listing.
What type of products do you sell?
At Empire Copper, we sell copper, brass and bronze homewares, jewellery and gifts that have been handcrafted in our Perth studio.
Some of our products include: clocks, coasters, serving trays, trinket dishes, candle trays, bowls, oil burners, wrist cuffs and garden stakes.
What is Patination?
Patination is the process of changing the appearance of metal - particularly, copper, brass or bronze. A patina develops on these metals as a layer of protection from corrosion.
While it usually refers to a chemical process, a patina can also mean any aging process that causes natural discoloration or fading, including extreme temperature changes.
As you may know, copper metal is usually a reddish/brown colour, bronze is almost identical and brass is a gleaming gold.
Changes to these colours can be achieved by atmospheric oxidation; where the metal is exposed to the elements to promote ageing.
A real-life example of this can be seen on the Statue of Liberty which was originally a reddish/brown colour due to being primarily copper. Through many years of exposure to salt water, wind, rain, snow, temperature changes and other atmospheric conditions the Statue of Liberty is now mostly green, also known as Verdigris.
In a clean, natural environment, it can take up to 30 years to achieve the iconic green "verdigris" patina that copper is known for. Similar results can be achieved through forced/controlled patination in as little as a few days, with deeper and more colourful patinas taking longer.
Forced patination, is a process where one purposefully aims to change the appearance of a metal. Natural products or chemicals are applied to the metals in a controlled environment. Alternatively, we may expose the metal to extreme temperature changes to create a patina. Both of these methods are forced which speeds up the patination process.
These forced methods produce the stunning products and colours that you all see and love.
What size are the Empire Copper clocks?
Our clocks are available in eight standard sizes:
- 25cm (9.8 inch)
- 30cm (12 inch)
- 35cm (13.8 inch)
- 40cm (15.8 inch)
- 45cm (17.7 inch)
- 50cm (20 inch)
- 55cm (21.7 inch)
- 60cm (23.6 inch)
If you would like to request a custom clock size, please contact us here.
How long will it take to my receive my order?
The time frame will vary from item to item, as well as in stock availability.
A general guide is to allow 5 - 10 business days for production time, or longer if you have requested a custom order. Once the item has been shipped (we use Australia Post) it can be tracked, but we cannot guarantee delivery times.
If you need help with shipping/tracking information, please reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a physical location?
We do not currently have any physical locations, we are online only.
We ship to almost every country in the world!
We use Australia Post to ship all orders. You’ll be asked to select a delivery method during checkout.
What is the shipping policy?
Empire Copper is based in Perth, Western Australia and ships worldwide via Australia Post. All parcels lodged by Empire Copper are sent using a tracking service. Upon dispatch, all customers will be provided with a tracking link.
Empire Copper offers free, standard shipping Australia wide on orders over $200.
If you need your order to arrive sooner, we suggest upgrading to Express Post or Rush my Order which will incur an additional cost.
Please note: Express Post does not mean that your order will be made quicker, only shipped quicker by Australia Post.
Empire Copper cannot guarantee delivery dates or timeframes. Once an order has been dispatched, its arrival time is out of our control. Should an order be missing or delayed, Empire Copper will work to assist the customer in obtaining information on the whereabouts of their order.
International Customers, please be aware that you may be charged import tax by your Country or State. Import tax varies from 5% - 20% based on where in the world you are. Import tax is not handled by Empire Copper and Empire Copper does not financially benefit from this.
If you have any questions about shipping, you can contact us at email@example.com
Do you accept returns or offer refunds?
If an item is faulty or defective, we will happily offer you a replacement or, the option to return it and receive a refund.
Due to the individualised and customised nature of our work, we won't accept returns on any custom orders if you simply change your mind.
If you wish to return an item for reasons other than above, postage will be paid for by you (the customer) and you will be charged a 20% restocking fee.
Final refund decisions are at the sole discretion of Empire Copper.
Please click here to view our Refund and Return Policy in full.
Thank you Cam and Beth for making sure a personal and lovely piece for our home. It’s perfect!
We love how it’s so unique and has a personal touch of our initials and wedding date. You also made it so quick with gorgeous packaging.
With love and thanks
Lala and Mr Lala
Excellent craftsmanship and attention to detail throughout. On time and reasonably priced. This piece was custom made and is now the focus of all our visitors. Thank you for everything. You guys are amazing..