At Clocks, Etc., we are proud to showcase items made by artists throughout the United States. We personally know many of these artists and have forged excellent working relationships with them.
• Allen Designs
Michelle Allen has been making clocks for almost 15 years. She lives in Washington State and about half of her collection is made there. Her clocks are whimsical and fun and will make you smile. Who knew telling time could be this fun!
• Blue Handworks (Garden Art and Home Accessories)
Laura and Doug design all of their products in California and they specialize in fun and functional garden art. Decorate your garden with metal animal lanterns, bird bistros, glass windchimes, whirligigs and more. You’ll love this line and so will your friends.
• Canterbury Clocks
Tim and Tamara make their clocks in Big Bear Lake, California and they specialize in American Craftsman Arts and Crafts Clocks. Tim hand picks all of the wood for the cases and each piece is carefully cut to the necessary specifications for a precise fit. The finishes on the clocks are hand rubbed. They make exquisite clocks and their clocks will be cherished for many years.
• Eye Think (Animated Cinespinners)
Artist and inventor, Rufus Butler Seder, was an award winning filmmaker and film instructor. When he creates his animated artwork, Rufus first isolates each individual phase of movement by referring to original or archival motion picture footage, filming the subject in motion himself, or by drawing from scratch. Once he’s created the visuals, he combines analog and digital techniques to compress them into “coded images” which he transfers to the final piece.
• Haw Creek Forge ( Garden Art)
Catherine Murphy has been creating whimsical and unique copper garden sculptures for over 15 years. Her company is located in Asheville, NC and from start to finish, all of her pieces are handcrafted and designed for outdoor use and weather beautifully.
•Kristen Gregersen (Hand-painted Notecards)
Kristen was raised in Orinda and, for the past 30 years, has lived in Lafayette. She has been painting her whole life and began painting notecards in 2006. Each card takes 40-60 minutes to paint and there is a "surprise" painted on the flap of each envelope that corresponds to the design on the notecard. Each card is individually packaged in a clear plastic envelope. Her cards can be framed, given as a gift or sent as a greeting card.
Some words from Kristen: "My style of painting is simple and bright. Some designs are cute, some are pretty. I just love color and love to use combinations of complementary colors and shades of color together."
• Laughing Moon (Clocks and Jumping Jacks)
Terrie and Richard have been making beautiful, collectible toys and art together since 1967. The Floyds have combined Terrie’s painting and Richard’s woodworking skills into a successful business and marriage. They are best known for their many years of creating unique versions of the classic Jumping Jack toy (wall decor you can play with) and their whimsical clocks.
• Mathews & Company (Pottery and Iron Works)
Handmade pottery and furniture using wood, iron and copper. All the products are made in Mexico by artisans. Each unique piece reflects the hand made process.
• Moonlight & Roses (Wall and Table Clocks)
Her love of whimsy and childlike innocence inspired Marta Peters to start her business in 1988. She places emphasis on excellence in workmanship, utilizing the finest of materials with particular attention to detail including glitter on many of the clocks.
• Paper Wings (Wall and Table Clocks and Magnets)
The laminate magnets and the laminate wood backed clocks are created from traditional art mediums such as watercolors, acrylics, collaged mixed media and oil paints by artists Bruce Allison and Jill Mayberg. The final printed images are die cut and made into magnets and clocks.
• Sonya Paz (Watches and Magnets)
Bay Area artist Sonya Paz is creating a new direction in the pop art movement through her exuberant use of color and playful forms. Her images explode in an energetic and wildly whimsical style. Sonya’s vivid images are a reflection of her California roots.
• Soothing Elements (Fountains)
The inspiration for his works of art came to Ceasar Krauss while vacationing in Costa Rica in 1997. He has his pottery made in Mexico by a master potter and it is then shipped to his studio in Huntington Beach, CA. There, Ceasar breaks open each piece of pottery and carefully searches, cuts and forms each rock to ensure a perfect fit. This allows the water to gracefully cascade along the rocks into a clear pool of water. To bring out the beauty of the natural stone, he gently applies just the right tones and colors to the pottery. The result is not just a fountain, but also a beautiful work of art.
Timeworks was started in 1995 by the three Kowalski brothers. All their clocks are made individually by hand – most of them at their factory in Berkeley, CA. They use the finest components available – solid, hand-antiqued brass for cases and pendulums, die-cut steel hands with time-worn patinas and beautifully finished frames. Each season’s collection is more interesting, innovative and original than the ones before.