Set-up in 2018 by designer-maker Stefan Mucha, Klocks is an artisan home studio-workshop based in Uckfield, East Sussex specialising in the design and handcrafting of a unique range of one-off, contemporary wood veneer, and mixed media marquetry art-timepieces.
Stefan Mucha Designer Maker
Combining high-tech CNC machining with traditional hand-cut marquetry; featuring natural and striking engineered wood veneers together with mixed-media abstracts, each Klock art-timepiece is designed with a minimalist aesthetic and is meticulously hand-finished and comes with a luxury presentation box. Klock prices range from £45 — £95.
Under the name, ArtMarquetryStefan has also recently been creating contemporary marquetry art pieces using a range of natural, dyed, and engineered wood veneers and other substrates in the finished marquetry art pieces. Taking inspiration from the textures, colors, and grain patterns in the wood veneers, all of which leads to a pareidolia-inspired direction in creating new marquetry pieces.
Stefan, alongside partner and graphic designer Amanda Lewis-Clements, has created and exhibited an expanding range of artworks inspired by their iconic local Sussex coastline and Downs under the Sussex Art Printsbrand name.
Stefan originally trained in marketing communications and print design. He was a creative director in marketing and advertising design agencies, creating award-winning advertising campaigns for a number of blue-chip multi-national technology leaders.
In 2005 Stefan was also co-founder of award-winning Polish history publisher Aquila Polonica before transitioning out of the company in early 2014.
Stefan was awarded the "Gold Medal of the Polish Army" (Medal Wojska Polskiego) on December 1, 2010, for his work on the team that created the Polish Armed Forces Memorial at the National Arboretum, Staffordshire. On December 9, 2011, Stefan was further awarded the "Medal Pro Memoria" by Minister of War Veterans and Victims of Oppression Dr. Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski of the Government of the Republic of Poland.