Mary Ann and Terry Lutz, through their collaboration, recreate early 19th century American clocks and decorated looking glasses. Terry, a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, performs the wood working tasks including joinery, spindle turning, carving and veneering. Mary Ann, a juried member of the Historic Society of Early American Decoration, uses historically accurate methods to decorate their clocks and looking glasses. She does the eglomise (reverse painted or gilded glass), stenciling, gilding and clock dial painting.
The Lutzes study original antique clocks and looking glasses either in their private collection or in museums to build their recreations. Their products are made from the same basic raw materials found in antique clocks and looking glasses. They use no plastics, cast resins, plywood, masonite or other modern materials.
One of their clocks is currently displayed at the Ithaca Clock Museum in Ithaca, New York. Three of their looking glasses are on permanent display at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford, New York. Their clocks and looking glasses have also been exhibited at the Farmer's Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
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