The frame of this clock is made with solid capiz oyster shell, compressed into shape. The texture and lines of the individual shell pieces still come through the hand-painted clock face. The center of the clock is sponge-painted resembling a Mediterranean, terra cotta finish. The darker outer rim and contrasting white, weathered numbers, complete this piece to feel as though it came from the old world.
Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. The clock is created by compressing capiz shell together and forming it into shape. The final result is a light-weight, plate that feels similar to plastic. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz may come through as tans and browns underneath the hand-painted surface.