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.
Describe your approach to teaching:
I believe it's important that students develop problem-solving skills in a supportive, encouraging environment. Asking questions helps them discover processes of elimination and enables them to reach logical, conservation-focused conclusions.
What inspires your won work?
My inspirations are the skills of generations of craftspeople and the challenge of sympathetically restoring spirit and function to objects they left behind. Passing on those skills is a privilege.