Merchants of Time

Sandtimers by Doug Crane

Doug Crane first learned to do aluminum sand casting in 8th grade. In college he tried bronze casting & jewelry casting & fabrication. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Art, from Montclair College in New Jersey, in Photography & Metalworking.  

In 1996 he decided to focus on metalworking full time, creating unique hourglasses, with cast pewter spindles, that he calls Sandtimers.  

He makes his home in Ohio.


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located in Robbins Lodge in the Long South, 

just over the railroad tracks off old Highway 17

Our Short North location in Columbus, OH closed permanently on August 10, 2018, after 38 years of urban pioneering.

We are now online only, but if you are ever in our bit of rural Florida heaven, email Maria and we can open the north porch for you!

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