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Marc Newman

Artist's description

With a background in marine engineering, I am inspired by everything nautical.

I make sculptures of ships and submarines using different metals to create intricate and complex pieces which are interactive as they have moving parts - and some have lights.

I have recently used similar techniques to create timepieces using reclaimed items:-vintage pieces, jewellery findings,stainless steel, copper and brass.

I was inspired initially by the "Olongapo" special forces insignia watch straps made by Filipino Craftsmen during the Vietnam war to design and make one off unusual wrist and pocket watches. My watches work and are sourced from the old eastern bloc countries as they have a reputation for robustness and a huge range of intriguing dials.