Clocks

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Mosaics From The Ford

I love to play with ideas. I made my first clock many years ago – the ‘House Clock’ you can see below. It still hangs on my bathroom wall, gently telling me how late I am…

I’ll be adding more clocks, all for sale, to this page, but for now, here are some examples of clocks I’ve made.


‘House Clock’

The ‘House Clock’ was my first ever clock. I had no special tools beyond a wheeled nipper, hence some of the cuts are a bit wobbly. But after ten years or more of faithful service, it still keeps good time. I made a House Clock in blue, too, but that sold many years ago.

‘Simple Time in Blue’

Another clock I designed and made. I kept the design simple: no grout; little ‘art’; just a simple piece which has accompanied my wife in her office for many years.

A clock made of coloured glass and wood depicting red sunrise against a blue sky background
‘The Sunrise Clock’ (or for fans of progressive rock giants, Yes: ‘The Art of the Sunrise’!)

The Sunrise Clock is made from sheets of glass and a painted wooden tree. The silent mechanism moves the hands gently around the face. With the changing light of the day – or day to day – the reflections from the irridescent surfaces play and interact with the light, creating changing perspectives.

A mosaic depicting a clock behind and off to the right of the image sits a vase of flowers. Although a decorative piece, the clock was a functioning timepiece.
‘Mantel Clock in Blue’

Another mosaic clock from eons ago, this piece was actually framed and hung on the wall. I made it in the shape of a mantel clock and it provided a bright, cheery image whilst also keeping time. Beauty and functionality!

Mosaic depicting a grandfather clock beside which hangs a portrait featuring a photo of the couple on their wedding day. On either side of the clock sits and umbrella for rainy days and a large vase of flowers. These 3 items sit on mosaic lettering showing the date the couple were married.
‘The Wedding Gift’:
‘The Wedding Gift’ is working clock presented as a wall-hanging art piece celebrating the couple’s wedding. The ‘picture’ hanging on the wall allowed the couple to place a photo in the picture frame (covered for the sake of this photo). The umbrella leaning against the grandfather clock is for those inevitable rainy days. The date is the date of their wedding. The battery-powered mechanism sits at the back of the clock.