ontemporary Clock Case & Cabinet Designer/Maker, based in the Chilterns (Chesham), making varied wooden table and wall clocks, as well as smaller cabinet work, a job which I love.
Some of my materials are locally sourced - some from the National Trust (Ashridge & Hughenden Manor, about 15 miles from my workshop) - these are air dried by myself. Some other materials are from further afield. The description against each item shows where the timber was sourced from.
My influences include Mackintosh, the Bauhaus movement and the Arts & Crafts Movement which, seemingly worlds apart, have in some way connections with each other.
Each clock case is hand made by myself alone, using hand tools and cabinet making techniques e.g. using hand saws and hand planes, the cases are therefore not mass produced. Sometimes, internally I intentionally leave tool marks on the rear to emphases the hand made nature.
Either battery or mechanical movements are used, depending on taste and budget. Some clocks have hands which are hand made by myself, cut by hand using clock maker techniques, from solid brass.
Prices range from £10s, through £100s to £1000s depending on complexity of clock.
I am 39 years old, happily married with a young son and daughter. I have a professional and business like approach to work. This is my full time job.
Charity Donations for 2013 >> I am planning to raise money for Cancer/Mental Health charities this year through the sale of some of my clocks - am looking for interested buyers and for an interested gallery - galleries please do let me know if you are interested. read more...
Inspired by the geometric shapes used in the Bauhaus movement, using shape as well as lines on shapes to produce table standing and wall mounted clocks in various timbers. Various designs to cater for various budgets and tastes.
Using the techniques used for clock case making, I also make various wooden wall hangings, which are shown below. The sizes are not fixed to the ones outlined below, if you are looking for alternatives, then please do let me know.
If you are looking for alternative clocks / configurations, or clocks made to your designs, assuming I have the skills, space/availability and materials I can do commissions, please do contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07795 892932.
My g.g.g. Uncle was William Hair Haseler (Birmingham silversmith) who amongst other things made Archibald Knox designed items for Liberties of London, including some of the silver / enamelled clocks which can go for high prices. Read more...
I am happy to sell some of my clocks through the National Trust, at the Ashridge Visitor Centre, clocks made from timber bought from the Ashridge Estate. I am also happy to buy timber from Ashridge to make cabinet items - English Oak/Ash/Chestnut etc., locally sourced and locally made by hand.