These colorful custom sundials are made
especially for you...
- The Spectra
sundial stands almost 12" tall and is made of beveled
glass and fine cast stone with brass shadowcaster and leveling
feet, complete with a soft rubber bottom to protect your furniture
or window sill. Each one of these indoor sundials is carefully
handmade to order as an individual commission and treated as
a functional piece of fine art sculpture. Every Spectra sundial
is calculated for the town where it is to be located and the
direction it will be facing, so unlike most commercially available
"catalog" sundials it actually works and is capable
of telling clock time
to within a couple minutes of accuracy. As a result, every Spectra
sundial looks a little bit different and no two dials are ever
exactly the same, yet they are all part of the same worldwide family of Spectra sundials.
- The Spectra is designed to have a
removable dial plate, so if you ever move far away you can always
send your Spectra sundial back to us for refitting for your new
location - then your custom sundial will still have the same
special inscription and date line, but the shadow field above
will be reconfigured for your new global position and sundial
direction so the dial will continue to give you perfect time
in your new home, wherever that may be.
- Each Spectra sundial we make arrives
with an informative packet of sundial information that includes
detailed illustrated instructions on setup and use, product features,
and an individual data sheet signed by the designer with all
of the technical specifications for your specific sundial.
- Click on any picture for a closer
look, or you can go directly to the
orders page to learn more about how
to have one made for you.
- These unique vertical sundials are
individually made to point, or "face"- meaning the
direction you will be facing when you read them - any direction
that receives direct sunlight during the course of the day. Some
of the standard direction sundials we make face due south, like
the one pictured at the top of this page, and tell time during
the midday hours. We also make east facing sundials that tell
time during the morning hours and west facing sundials that tell
time from midday until the sun slips out of sight in the evening.
These east or west facing beveled glass sundials can easily throw
a beautiful rainbow colored spectrum
all the way across your room in the morning or evening when the
sun is low in the sky.
- The Spectra sundial can be ordered
as a unique gift that simply faces one of these cardinal compass
directions - E, SE, S, SW, or W - or if you want to give a Spectra
as a gift and are unsure of where your recipient might want to
put it or which direction his window faces, you can order a Spectra sundial gift certificate
for a sundial to be made at a later date - that way they have
it made however they like.
This is a mostly eastern facing Spectra sundial
that tells time during the morning hours. Sometimes a certain
windowsill or other sunny spot will not perfectly one of the
basic compass directions mentioned above, requiring you to rotate
a standard direction Spectra sundial until it faces its design
compass direction. In situations where this is not acceptable,
such as a placement like the one above on a narrow southeast
facing windowsill, we have devised a way that we can make your
new glass sundial so that it will face the same direction that
your window does. This method can also be used to "aim"
the proposed sundial so that it can be oriented with respect
to its surroundings - contact
us for details. Generally, if you can face the sun directly
in your proposed location at some time during the day, we can
make a sundial for you that will indicate the time during that
part of the day.
(US) you can have a Spectra sundial made just for you. Let us
know what direction it should face, the town where it will be
located, any special inscriptions
(you will have a chance during the ordering process) and we will
get your new custom sundial started right away! We use PayPal
to process all of our online credit card transactions - and you
can use your regular credit card to order a Spectra sundial -
you do not need to have a PayPal account.