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Studio 285 Clockworx, dba

A Portfolio of Fine Clocks

Andrew Mitchell, an Architect, has custom designed and built clocks from fine hardwoods for over three decades as gifts to friends and families. This creative talent has now evolved into, Studio 285 Clockworx, dba offering fine architect designed and crafted clocks. Clocks are available online at: Studio285Clockworx Studio 285 Clockworx, dba produces, by hand, a premium line of architect designed clocks crafted from Kansas hardwoods such as oak, walnut, cedar, and hickory.

Also watch for the Studio 285 Clockworx booth at an art fair near you.

Other more exotic woods are available, but Studio 285 Clockworx focuses on using local, sustainable harvested wood.

Studio 285 Clockworx, dba PO Box 258, Lecompton, KS 66050 email:

Themes for clock designs draw upon modern re-interpretations of classic designs coupled with fresh ideas generated through the free flowing design process.

Studio 285 Clockworx, dba

The Dark Side of The Moon

Mantle ticking eryeBROW

A medium sized clock set in a crescent frame. Oak and Walnut

Cedar, Oak and Walnut Size: 10”W x 8”H x 3 1/2”D $175.00

Size: 14”W x 18”H x 6”D $450.00

Size: 5 1/2”Wx4”Hx2”D $70.00

(Mantle Version)

(Desktop Version)

Desktop Version

Mirror Mirror?


Design is reminiscent of a lady’s powder room mirror. Oak and Walnut

A cross between a candlestick and a clock, hence Clockle-Stick. Walnut, Poplar and Cedar

Size: 10”Wx11”Hx4”D $175.00

Size: 11”Hx2”D $70.00

(Mantle Version)

Size: 5”Wx6”Hx2”D $70.00 (Desktop Version )

Desktop Version

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Desktop Mini-Grandpappy

The Telly

A diminutive desktop clock capturing the essence of the traditional grandfather clock. In Cedar and Ash.

A modernist creation in Mahogany or Walnut with Oak accents.

Size: 3”W x12”H x 3”D $175.00

Size: 7 1/2” W x 10”H x 4” D $195.00 (Mantle Version)

4 1/2”W x 5 1/4”H x 2”D $70.00 (Desktop Version)

Desktop Version

The Recliner A curvy, sculptural clock evocative of a human posture. In Walnut and Cedar. Size: 16”W x 10”H x 1 1/2”D $175.00) (Desktop Version)

8”W x 5”H x 1 1/2”D (70.00)

The Pimento Mastering the art and technology of steam-bending is a prerequisite for successful execution of this project. Steam bent Oak with hedge clock face and walnut base. Size: 16”W x 10”H x 3 1/2”D $375.00

(Mantle Version)

Desktop Version

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The Trap-A-Zoid A fun amalgam of angles, curves and shapes. Pine and Cedar Size: 16”W x 10”H x 3 1/2”D $95.00

Oval Mantle Clock . Oak Mantle Clock with traditional lines and inset oval walnut clock face. Size: 12”W x 11”H x 4 1/2”D $175.00 (Mantle Version)

7”w x 7”H x 1 1/2”D $70.00 (Desktop Version)

The Dancing A

Neo-Deco Mantle Clock

Clean lines and curves create an engaging form. Oak with cedar (juniper) or walnut clock face.

Oak mantle clock with neo art deco overtones. Inset cedar (juniper) clock face.

Size: 11 1/2”W x 8”H X 2 1/4”D $175.00

Size: 13 1/2”W x 8”H x 3 1/2”D $175.00

(Mantle Version)

(Mantle Version)

6”H x 4 1/2”H x 1 1/12”D $70.00

6”W x 4 1/2”H x 1 1/12”D $70.00

(Desktop Version)

(Desktop Version)

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The Neo-Corinth

Flowering Circle

A clock with neo-classical aspirations. Corinthian styled columns and pediments. Walnut and cedar.

Bronze, Hedge and Walnut

(In development)

(In development)

Size: 12”W x20”H x 8”D

Size: 8”W x16”H x 5”D

The Emerging Cosmos

Mantle Clock Lantern

Creation created anew emerging from an opening shell. Hedge, Cedar and Walnut

A combination clock and candle lantern. Hedge, Oak and Cedar (In development)

(In development)

Size: 10”W x16”H Size: 20”W x20”H x 6”D


A Mantle Clock

A modernesque clock with overtones of a traditional alarm clock.

An art-decoish mantle clock. Hedge/Wlanut and Oak

(In development)

(In development)

Size: 7”W x7”H x 2 1/2”D

Size: 16”W x 8”H x x 4”D

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The Humana Series


Steam bent ribbons of wood forming a modernist human profile. Bent oak/ash with walnut/hedge/cedar

An anthropomorphic skeletal sculpture with ribs, wooden gears and a pendulum. (In development)

(In development)

Size: TBD Size: TBD

The Lotus Series

Standing Squid

A move to the creation of a more organinc and sculptural clock melding wood turning, and steam bending techniques. Bent oak/ash with walnut/hedge/cedar

Will be a challenging mix of steam bending and wood turning. (In development)

(In development)


Size: TBD

A curled leaf sheltering a small fruit. (In development)

The Lotus Series

Profiled Column

A move to the creation of a more organinc and sculptural clock melding wood turning, and steam bending techniques. Bent oak/ash with walnut/hedge/cedar

Like the Humana Series, a steam bent profile in ash/oak with a visible mechanical movement

(In development)

Size: TBD

(In development)

The Gallows A design similar to the ‘Ticking Eyebrow’ (In development) Studio 285 Clockworx, dba

Cobra on a Ball



An ‘audacious’ item incorporating steam bending and wood turning techniques. Curvy ‘Cobra’ or ‘Fish’ shape residing on a sphere embracing melon shape split in half to expose orange ‘fruit’ and a black ‘nut’. Round bumps indicate hours. Fish shape: oak/ash, outer husk: walnut, inner fruit: hedge (Osage orange), nut: ebony, sphere: marble. A: paper patterns for the husk shapes laid out on a walnut board, ready to be cut out on a bandsaw. The curvy shape in the background is the form for steam bending the cobra shape. B: Two melon halves glued and clamped together. Note two ‘fruit’ pieces’ and round walnut bases. C: At first the thought was to glue the two halves together with regular yellow glue, then cut them apart on a band saw. Hence the dorsal fin like appendages design to provide a stable base for sawing. I later hit upon the idea of using reversible hide glue, far better solution. The hollow space is reserved for the clock movement. D: The two halves glued and clamped together with hide glue. Just a half might be turned on the lathe, but it the fact that it would be unbalanced would present a challenge. E: Shot showing the two halves with the hedge ‘fruit’. F: A screenshot from sketchup giving an indication of the process by which a final 3D rendering may result. G: First concept sketch. H: Rendering of final design. Size: 8”W x16”H x 5”D







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Woodturning: A lathe was secured to work in a supporting role for the creation of clocks. Turning has become such an addiction that it competes with the clock making. Pictured here is just a small sampling of what comes off the lathe. Sketchup is a great tool for developing ideas—as in this rendering for a Jetson style top demonstrator.

A sampling of bowls and a ‘chalice’. Turned from locally sourced non-commercial woods. Wood species include elm, redbud, cherry and mulberry.

Thumb tops are quick and fun to turn. Scraps that might be used for kindling are recycled into kinetic delights. A spinning top. (The kind you spin with a string). Oak, walnut and elm.

This amphorae shape is turned from ‘spalted’ elm. The center is drilled out to accommodate a test tube for live flower cuttings. Serendipity— the original piece was a solid chunk of elm. The flared top split apart, necessitating repair with walnut scrap ultimately making for a better piece.

A pair of wine glasses. The glass bases were cut off and the stems were epoxied into a turned wood base. The base is a segmented turning. Wood species: walnut, elm and cedar slices.

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