My husband, Matthew, was born and bred in the Isle of Man and he thinks it is one of the most beautiful places in the world. He loves the rugged landscape and a major part of this is the gorse that gilds the landscape when it is in flower.
It was Matthew’s birthday last week, and I wanted to make him something meaningful and useful. Years ago when we were courting and I made him a clock using sand, glue and shells and stones from the Isle of Man. It’s hung in the lounges of all our homes since, but was getting a bit tired. I decided to make a clock (my newest departure with my enamelling) inspired by the gorse that he loves, though using a lot of artistic licence.