Automata, puppets and clocks

An introduction to clock making with Malcolm Archer and Tim Hughes

Ref: S4D07770


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Delve into the processes used in clock making. Starting with the design and calculation of individual components of the clock, you use hand tools and participate in practical demonstrations of machine tools. This course can be seen as a precursor to the diploma programme.


Malcolm Archer

Malcolm's extensive experience in private practice, as well as the heritage sector/museums, lies behind his in-depth understanding of the profession. He brings a comprehensive knowledge of traditional craft skills, theory and contextual history. He also has an interest in new and innovative ways of applying conservation to mechanical objects.

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes MBHI, clock maker, trained at West Dean College and works as a clockmaker and scientific instrument restorer, and as external consultant at Bellmans Auctioneers. He has received several awards, including the Trustees' Prize while at West Dean college and a QEST Scholarship. He is a member of the British Horological institute (MBHI), Antiquarian Horological Society and the Scientific Instrument Society. He also works at J.E. Allnut's assisting apprentice and work experience students.


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