How time flies.
I can now look back and see that I’ve spent the past 30 years making over 4000 clocks. How did I get here? In the early 90s, while working as an artist, I made a couple of craftsman-style clocks for my bungalow. I enjoyed designing and making them, so I made a few more, and soon I was selling them at the Gamble House Bookstore, and then, well, here I am today.
I fell in love with the Arts & Crafts movement in the early years because of the simplicity and timelessness of the aesthetic. To me, it seemed more akin to modern design and was ripe for reinvention and reinterpretation. I chose the name “Present Time” as it seemed fitting to me since I’m not just making antique reproductions. I was fortunate to find a niche where I could explore design and craftsmanship myself and create something that people would want to have in their homes.
Presently, I’ve reached the age where I need to slow down and take some time for myself, my family, my home, before time runs out on me. At this time, I am not taking on any new clock orders as I have at least a year’s worth of orders ahead of me. While I’m not retiring, I am learning to pace my work output so I can spend more time with my myriad of other passions, like painting and gardening.
My least favorite part of clock making has been the movements. A work of art exists on its own, but if it is a clock, it must also function. All clock movements are finite, as nothing lasts forever. I’ve made my clocks so they can be serviced easily by the customer or a clock repair shop. And I can help you get your clock working again if needed.
I’m hoping to have more information here on the site soon, to help you keep your Present Time clock ticking along . . .