Watchmaking and Marquetry in Motion

Struthers Octagonal Watch Rose Gold | SourceCulture

Struthers London and Little Halstock open a pop up studio for London Craft Week
Tuesday 3rd – Friday 7th May, 2016

 

Struthers London, the award-winning watchmaker, and Little Halstock, the leading British cabinetmaker, will be demonstrating their skills in a pop up studio at London Morgan at 3 Astwood Mews, London SW7 4DE, during London Craft Week from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 7th May, 2016.

Struthers London combines years of experience in vintage and antique watch restoration with award-winning design to offer the most bespoke service in British watchmaking. Founding husband and wife partnership, Craig Struthers – a master watchmaker – and Rebecca Struthers – an antiquarian horologist – are creating their first in-house movement while also using their skills to re-commission vintage and antique watch movements to create functional pieces of history. The pop-up studio will give visitors the opportunity to join the Struthers on a journey through nearly 300 years of watchmaking history; from eighteenth-century forgeries to the first English machine made watch movement.

Struthers Octagonal Watch Yellow Gold | SourceCulture

Struthers London’s Kelso Watch / 18ct Rose Gold

 

Little Halstock applies the same high level of skill to bespoke jewellery boxes, humidors, ‘shot’ boxes and watch winder boxes as its parent company uses to create luxury kitchens, wine cellars, dressing rooms and other interiors in the country’s most exclusive homes. Luke Wycherley, the senior designer at Little Halstock, is able to take commissions for boxes of any size and any design. His skill at inlaying different coloured woods, metals and mother of pearl, for example, allows him to recreate anything from a coat of arms to a watch movement with astonishing accuracy. Master Finisher Mark Goodhall then gives each box a matt or gloss finish with acute attention to detail. Luke will be at the studio on Wednesday 4th May and will be happy to answer any questions about his work.

Luke Wycherley, senior craftsman at Little Halstock | SourceCulture

Luke Wycherley, senior craftsman at Little Halstock

 

Notes to editors:

Halstock & Little Halstock:

  • Little Halstock and its parent company Halstock are named after the two nearest villages to its workshops on the border of Somerset and Dorset. Halstock creates kitchens, wine cellars, gun rooms, libraries and other interiors for people who demand the highest standards, while Little Halstock makes bespoke jewellery boxes, humidors, shot boxes and watch winders.
  • Founded in 1994, Halstock now employs 50 skilled craftsmen – championing traditional English cabinet making.

Struthers London:

  • Founded by London master watchmaker Craig Struthers, and Birmingham antiquarian horologist Rebecca Struthers; the Struthers London watchmaking studio combines their years of experience as vintage and antique watch restorers with training in jewellery, silversmithing, gemmology, art, design and history to fuse 21st century technology with fine heritage British craftsmanship.
  • Their first watch, Stella, an automatic platinum pendant watch; received critical acclaim winning multiple awards and launched the Struthers London watchmaking studio in 2013.
  • Struthers London were official watchmakers to British sports car manufacturer Morgan Motor Company in 2014 and 2015.

Halstock Enquiries: 01935 891 762, www.halstock.com

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