My name is Brad Dillon and I have been a sundial maker for twenty five years. I first became interested in sundials whilst employed as a blacksmith at an architectural salvage company who kept a stock of horizontal, vertical and armillary sphere sundials in their yard.
I was first attracted to the armillary spheres and decided to make a few of my own. I made them in mild steel at first and had them galvanised and powder coated, before progressing to brass, then bronze and stainless steel.
To help me understand how they worked I bought several books on the subject and joined the British Sundial Society.