Guy’s attention to detail and careful craftsmanship is key in creating bespoke, classic timepieces and works of art.
Blacksmith, Artist, Clockmaker
Guy was not always a clock maker. In fact he originally trained and worked as a geologist but then spent the next thirty five years as a blacksmith, using the old traditional skills for making ornamental gates, railings, balustrades and the like.
Much of his blacksmith work involved making the ironwork needed for the restoration of old Cape Dutch buildings and for new Cape Dutch buildings. Early on in his career Guy took up model engineering and ultimately built three 5 inch gauge live steam locomotives. He was involved with the miniature railway club in Plettenberg Bay where he ran these locomotives.
Upon his relocation to Cape Town Guy moved into a much smaller workshop and there he tried his hand at making a clock. This then became his passion and he never looked back. Guy’s inspiration came from the well known English Horologist John Wilding,and others. He has since made about thirty clocks of all types including Regulators, long case clocks, Skeleton Clocks and even some electric clocks.
His recent clocks are his own design.Guy uses stainless steel for the frames instead of the more traditional brass. This gives the clocks a more modern look. All the working parts are made entirely by Guy and the attention to detail and careful craftmanship is clearly demonstrated in his work. His clocks take many weeks to build.
They are unique,beautifully made and finished and will add something special to a home. As well as being functional they are something that can be passed down the family in the years ahead.