"From a young age I loved to watch my father and grandfather tinker away on everything from cars to cameras. I was fortunate to benefit from my families’ passion for history and scientific instruments by being taken to all sorts of museums and exhibitions, which kindled a personal love of clockwork. For a secondary school work experience placement, I arranged to spend time with a local clockmaker and was stunned by the variety of mechanisms that exist. Each was a snap shot from the last 300 years representing the technological refinement and application of contemporary engineering principles all wrapped up in the design aesthetics of the era.

I was offered a place on the horology course at Birmingham City University alongside which I studied the British Horological Institute’s education programme. The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and The Ogden trust generously supported me in my studies as I was awarded the prestigious  "Harrison Bursary" for three years until I successfully completed both courses. I have been working as a Horologist full time since receiving my qualifications in 2011, and in that time have been able to work on an incredible variety of clocks, watches, pocket watches, barographs and automata.

 I am an accredited member of the British Horological Institute, my work as an independent restorer means I will always be refining my skills and broadening my experience on new projects."


- Lucy Herbert