The British Sundial Society has put together a list of members who are sundial designers, consultants and makers. This list cannot be the definitive listing of dial makers worldwide but it will be of use as a guide to the range of services available from our members. If you wish to be included in this list, or if you come across any broken links, please contact

(Makers are listed in alphabetical order by surname or company name.)

PLEASE NOTE – The Society cannot take responsibility for any problems that may arise from contracting with any company or person listed below

usa_small Artisan Industrials, Jim Tallman

7259 Jerry Drive, West Chester, Ohio, USA. Tel: (+1) 513-253-5497

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Custom sundials in cast stone, brass, glass, and crystal. Maker of the Spectra Sundial, a unique indoor vertical dial that is custom made to order and floods the room with color as it simultaneously marks the passing hours. Each sundial is individually handcrafted, numbered and signed by the designer. Personalized inscriptions and anniversary datelines can be added. Special edition Spectra Sundials have been selected by the North American Sundial Society to serve as the trophy dials to accompany the annual Sawyer Dialing Prize award for excellence in dialling.

Over the years Artisan has shipped custom Spectra sundials all over the world, earning the distinction that the sun never sets on the Spectra Sundial. Hundreds of Spectra Sundials can be located around the globe at The World of Artisan Sundials – Spectra Sundial Locations Worldwide.

uk_small Border Sundials

Chapel Farm, Clytha, Abergavenny, NP7 9BW. Tel 01873 840 297, Mob: 07976 850 790.

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Horizontals, armillary spheres and vertical dials all made to order in the Welsh Marches by sundial maker Capel Tenison.

uk_small David Brown Sundials

Gibbs Orchard, Sutton Rd, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6QP. Tel: 01458 274841.

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Individually commissioned hand carved sundials in stone or slate for private or corporate clients. Highly decorated polyhedral dials a speciality. Clients include Christ Church, Oxford; The National Trust & Darwin Coll, University of Kent at Canterbury. BSS Award winner 1995 and 2000. Prices from £500.

uk_small Chalk Works

22 Old Church Lane, Edinburgh, EH15 3PX, Tel: 0131 659 5854

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Tim Chalk is an Artist / Designer with a wide experience of public commissions and a particular interest in sundials and sun sculptures, producing individual pieces to commission in a range of materials, from modern retakes on traditional Dials, armillary spheres etc., to more loosely interpreted sun sculptures. All are produced with the same care and precision. Tim Chalk works closely with his clients to develop unique and personalised results.

uk_small John Close Sundials (formerly Westwood Dials)

White House Farm, New Hall Lane, Mundon, Nr Maldon, Essex CM9 6PJ Tel/Fax: 01621 740599

E-mail: sales@johnclose Website

Armillary sundial makers. Choose from our large range or commission. Your own engraved inscription. Clients include The General Public, Singapore Bot Gdns, Pennsylvania Uni, Westminster Council, Roy Lancaster, Herstmonceaux Castle & more.

uk_small Christopher St J H Daniel FSA, Consultant Sundial Designer

4 Gloucester Avenue, Welling, Kent DA16 2LJ Tel: 0208 304 9193


Experienced diallist and established professional designer. Contemporary individual designs and historic reconstruction work: commissions in association with leading artists, craftsmen and makers: examples in national institutions, universities and public places, illustrated in “Sundials” Shire Album.

uk_small David Harber

Blewburton Barns, Aston Upthorne, Oxfordshire, OX11 9EE. Tel: 01491 576956. Fax: 01491 413524. E-mail: Website:

Unusual dials of classical and contemporary design made to commission. Previous clients include Jeremy Irons, Downing College Cambridge and art collectors in Europe, America and South Africa.

uk_small Flowton Dials, Dr John Davis

Sundials and Reproduction Scientific Instruments, Orchard View, Tye Lane, Flowton, Ipswich, IP8 4LD. Tel: 01473 658646. E-mail:

Flowton Dials produces precision sundials and other scientific instruments, chiefly from brass and always working with its customers to produce a unique design. Specialising in complex dials but also producing artistic designs. Accurate reproductions of antique dials, including portable types, are possible.

uk_small Robert Foster, Sundial Designer and Maker.

Maw’s Craft Centre, Jackfield, Telford. TF8 7LS.

Tel: 01746 783714 Showroom: 01952 884057 E-mail Website:

A unique range of armillary and horizontal sundials, hand made in brass and bronze. Standard range or made to commission.

uk_small Mark C. Frith, Sundial Designer and Maker, Sculptor and Letter-Carver.

86 Illiffe Street, London, SE17 3LL. Tel: 0207 703 0002. Studio: 0207 720 0039.

Unusual sundials in stone or slate, large or small, finely hand-carved to suit individual requirements. Public and private commissions. Recent work includes the largest analemmatic sundial in the United Kingdom, in the National Arboretum in Staffordshire and a commemorative sundial for the Headquarters of the South Wales Constabulary.

uk_small Gunning Sundials

Wych Elm Cottage, Sussex Road, Petersfield, Hants, GU31 4JZ. Tel: 01730 262010. Fax: 01730 266640.


Specialists in Heliochronometers, Gunning Sundials have introduced a new classical variant which is both an attractive garden ornament and a precision instrument.

uk_small Stephen Holehan Sundials

33 New Lane, Sherburn in Elmet, Leeds, Yorkshire 01977 680118 mobile 07947 214 802


Maker of site specific armillary spheres, horizontal and vertical dials in traditional and modern materials. Public and private commissions.

Individually made in Yorkshire with a fusion of craftsmanship and high technology.


uk_small Ben Jones, Sundial maker & Letter carver

11 Hamilton Road Topsham Exeter Devon EX3 0LH Tel: 01392 252815


Ben Jones designs and carves a wide variety of wall dials, horizontal dials and plinths, equatorial, polar, scaphe and analemmatic dials, using stone, slate, wood and granite.

uk_small Jackie Jones

51 Upper Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 3FH. Tel: 01273 673511

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uk_small Lindisfarne Sundials, Tony Moss

43 Windsor Gardens, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 5SY. Tel/fax: 01670 823232, Mobile: 077207 11238.


As Lindisfarne Sundials I produced unique solar timepieces, finished by hand to the jewellery standards of a lifelong craftsman in fine metalwork. Commissioned by The Royal Astronomical Society as their Millennium presentation to the late Sir Patrick Moore; other dials can be found from Vancouver Island to Hong Kong, including the most northerly sundial on Earth on Spitsbergen at 78° 12′ North. I retired in 2012 but am still available to old clients and others seeking help or advice.

uk_small Macmillan Hunter Sundials

3 Peel Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 2AY

Telephone: 0131 468 2616  Email:

Alastair Hunter loves precision and mystery found in the heavens and
takes care his beautiful sundial sculptures are exactly made, keeping time
on earth.  He chooses stainless steel, to give him accuracy, while
sunshine brings the shifting wonders of shade, colour, and reflection.
His new piece Solar Time I earned him a BSS professional design award in

uk_small Joanna A Migdal

Bix studio, Bix Hill, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 6BY. Tel: 01491 412962.

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With the maker’s love of art and science these individually designed sundials are skilfully, artistically and precisely handmade. One-off commissioned armillary spheres and horizontal bronze, brass and stainless steel sundials for private and public locations a speciality. BSS Award Scheme winner 2000.

uk_small Modern Sunclocks, Douglas Hunt, Proprietor

1 Love Street, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, KA13 7LQ. Tel/fax: 01294 552250.


An international business, specialising in customised layout plans for “SUNCLOCKS” using a person’s own shadow to tell correct clock time, and
changing itself automatically to cope with any ‘Daylight-saving’. It is
perfect as a curriculum-wide school project, or an ‘interactive’ garden
feature. For details plus many photographs, please refer to our website.

uk_small Arthur Newton

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The Unique Sundial is an unusual equatorial dial in which the gnomon is replaced by a rotatable screen with a slot for the sun to shine through. The screen is rotated until a bright line appears on the dial giving a direct reading of the time. As an equatorial dial it can be mounted at almost any latitude. Engraved on stainless steel with an acrylic backing it makes an attractive garden feature. Each instrument is provided with a graphical representation of the equation of time.

uk_smallPiers Nicholson Sundials

130 Cliffords Inn, London, EC4A 1BY Tel: 07 909 747 335.

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Piers Nicholson Sundials combine contemporary design, superb engineering, rugged construction, excellent accuracy, and a great “wow factor”. They are very easy to set up. There is plenty of space for engraving your personal message, and all engraving is included in the price. Delivery is normally four to six weeks.

uk_small Peter Ransom, Delineator and Consultant

29 Rufus Close, Rownhams, Southampton, SO16 8LR. Tel: 023 8073 0547. Fax: 023 8073 0572.


Advice on and calculation of, the mathematics of dialling. Recent work includes the human analemmatic sundial at the Williamson Park in Lancaster and the pair of East/West dials on the Walking Man statue in Andover.

uk_small Science Replicas Ltd, Leonard Honey

22 Heathview, London N2 OQA. Tel/Fax: 0208 883 8696.

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Leonard Honey B.Sc (Imperial), M.Sc. (Imperial), M.Sc (Cranfield) represents, through Science Replicas Ltd, two important European dial makers whose range consist of Astrolabes (100mm to 200 mm), Sun dials (full mixture of all portable dials) and miscellaneous portable instruments.

These are displayed at such prestigious outlets as The Maritime Museum Greenwich, The British Museum, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, etc.

More details are available.

uk_small Scientific Sundials, Graham Aldred

4, Sheardhall Avenue, Disley, Cheshire, SK12 2DE. Tel: 01663 762415.


Experienced specialist in restoration and repairs to Pilkington & Gibbs Heliochronometers. Restoration & accurate reconstruction of historic wall dials. Sundial Consultancy within conservation projects. Original customised designs and fabrication for most types of dials. Full and accurate installation service.

usa_small Prof. W.T.Sullivan III, Sundial designer and consultant

Dept. of Astronomy, Univ. of Washington, 6532 Palatine Ave, N Seattle, Washington 98195 USA. Tel: (USA) 206-543-7773. E-mail:

Designer and consultant for many public sundials around the USA: see many as part of the “Seattle Sundial Trail

Also led the team that designed sundials for NASA’s Mars Rovers. Collaboration sought with artists, building architects, landscape architects and construction firms who wish to produce a sundial that is unique, appropriate to its site, good looking, accurate and durable.

usa_small Sundial Sculptures by John L. Carmichael

925 E. Foothills Dr, Tucson, Arizona 85718, USA. Tel: 520-696-170

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Exquisite hand-carved stone sundials with inlayed brass, beautiful artwork and multiple scientific functions. These precise timekeeping instruments are available in 25 diameter sizes and larger. Also makes and sell stained glass, porcelain, and painted wall sundials. Additionally, John designs large monumental public sundials. All sundials are custom-designed to suit each client’s tastes. Informative Sundial Owners Manual included. Catalog available upon request.

southafrica_small Sundials Exclusive

P O Box 31056, Tokai 7966, Cape Town, South Africa. Tel: Cape Town +27 21 7128402, Johannesburg +27 11 8073778, Durban +27 31 3017419 E-mail: Website

Designers and crafters of worldwide location specific engraved solid brass and bronze horizontal sundials and armillary spheres, all available in polished brass and antique verdigris finish. Sundials are specifically made for each client and incorporate the client’s personalised details and design – the perfect gift which can be delivered to your door.

southafrica_small Sundials
South Africa

Malcolm Barnfield, Ibis House, P. O. Box 1791, Honeydew 2040, South
Africa.  Tel: 072-345-5300 E-mail: