Re-imagined Time Machines with a Touch of Steam
Cumbria based artist, Jamie Sims not only designs and creates bespoke clock cases, but still manages to find time to compose music for TV, and hold down a full time position with the humanitarian charity, Oxfam. His clocks are incredibly organic in styling, with an inspirational injection of H. G. Wells’s sci-fi and Steam punk culture thrown in. The mix of mostly reclaimed and recycled brass fittings and screws, copper pipe work and dark mahogany wood surrounding a mechanical timepiece with exposed pendulum make his clocks not only mesmerizing to stare at, but they seem to be alive. The shapes take on their own characteristics and everyone who looks at the time pieces seems to see something different to the next person. As well as Long case Clocks, named after natural satellites and moons in our solar system, Jamie also makes Wall Clocks that have the same style, but are named after man made satellites or probes. He currently has plans for 40+ long case clocks and new mantle clocks are also in the pipeline. He can often be spotted riding around on his classic Royal Enfield motorcycle on the back roads of the Lake District where he lives with his wife and two children.