The Fun Timer

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer necklace is a one off piece that was designed and made for "Makers at the Mill", an exhibition at The House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London during the summer of 2012. Each artist was set the task of creating a piece that was inspired by The House Mill, a grade one listed 18th century tidal Mill situated on the river Ley. 

This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike the standard hourglass, this one has a third chamber, thus turning the movement of the sand into a little game. The glass timer is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back, (an homage to the cogs that I found in the mill). The dark blue sand seemed like an appropriate colour choice because The House Mill harnessed its power from the river's tide. I then completed the necklace with Lapis Lazuli beads that have been threaded onto silk. "Makers at the Mill" has since become and annual exhibition, and I was invited back to the 2014 exhibition to showcase my timer from the original 2012 exhibition. 

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

The Fun Timer
The Fun Timer

This was specially made for a 2012 exhibition at the House Mill in Bromley-By-Bow, London. The House Mill is a grade one listed (18th century) tidal Mill. This is a sand timer with a difference. Unlike your standard hourglass, this one has a THIRD CHAMBER, thus turning the sand's movement into a little game. It is encased in a Sterling Silver medalion, which has a cog pattern etched into the back. And is finished with Lapis Lazuli beads.

"Fun Timer" inside the House Mill
"Fun Timer" inside the House Mill

The timer sits in the window of the House Mill on the very last day of Makers at the Mill 2014, after I was invited back to the now annual exhibition to show the piece that was originally made for the very first show in 2012.

Photography by Gibson Blanc