As a child Ross Emerson was fascinated by the grey, sticky, plastic mud that he pulled from the bed of a local stream. It was then fashioned into crude vessels, which dried and died on a tree stump beside the stream.
That fascination took him through Loughborough College of Art and Design and Dartington Pottery Training Workshop to the present day in his third workshop based in Culmstock Devon.
He has been designing and making clocks for nearly 30 years. Originally they were inspired by traditional mantle clocks. Gradually, the emphasis on the traditional form gave way to an understanding that as long as they had a clock face they became a vehicle for creative fun.