jake sutton

clockmaker & hand engraver

I came to clock making after a career as a professional artist. My other passion apart from painting has always been model and precision engineering, therefore the move to clockmaking seemed natural to me and I view my clocks as works of art. 


My workshop is equipped extensively with Swiss and English machine tools alongside the many specialist tools required for gear cutting and manufacture of precision components. Many of the specialist tools I have made myself, and every component from a simple screw to a finger is made in my workshop. 


I have written articles on engraving and clockmaking for the Horological Journal, the official journal of the British

Horological Society, in June and November 2019.


I am a member of the British Watch and Clockmaking Guild


In 2016 I was awarded the Meridienne Trophy for Horology, and in 2018 the Ivor Frost Trophy for best horological work exhibited by the Society of Model and Experimental Engineers. 


In December 2020 my work in clockmakers was featured in the FINANCIAL TIMES magazine How To Spend It.





On the 30th September I was admitted as Freeman to the Worhipful Company of Clockmakers.

It is one of the oldest City Guilds established under Royal Charter granted by King Charles 1 in 1631


Jake Sutton spent his professional career as a painter, exhibiting regularly in galleries in London's West End. In the art world he is known for capturing movement, having worked extensively with the Royal Ballet and orchestras at the BBC Proms.

His work has appeared on Royal Mail stamps, and a commemorative London Transport poster for the millennium. His paintings can be found in many major collection, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the House of Commons Permanent Collection, where eighteen paintings on the theme, The Highlights of London are on permanent display.