Neltempo was established in 2012 by Cathy Haines after starting a laser cutting business with her husband Ian.
With a background in banking and customer service, Cathy found that her creative side was thwarted. Her biggest love is music, and she was introduced to the violin by her grandad, who, sadly, is no longer here to see her playing in the Yardarm Folk Orchestra.
Having a laser cutting machine, Cathy soon came to realise that she had scope to release her creative ideas, and after quite a few months of experimentation and testing, she had some products to sell.
Cathy and Ian first tested out her products at Greenwich Market which is a hotbed for creative people and designer makers. Their stall was immediately popular and the customer feedback was invaluable.
Since launching Neltempo on 'NOTHS' in April 2012, Cathy has developed a unique quirky style of her own, and her personalised children's clocks have become very popular. She likes to use simple designs and bold colours which stand out and make a statement. Her love of music is eveident with the clef and violin clocks and use of vintage music..
Unlike a lot of laser cut products which are made out of one single cut, Cathy has developed a range of several processes resulting in unique hand made items unseen anywhere else. A self professed perfectionist, she will look for that perfect piece of music for her vintage music clef clock and strive for a perfect unseen join. She will make sure that the music joined is from the same title piece and of a good thickness and quality. If you look at the reverse of her clocks they are just as beautiful and balanced correctly so that they sit on the wall straight and level.
Her personalised childrens clocks are made individually for the recipient, with hand painted designs, or fixed with pretty fabrics in wood and acrylic.
Everything is made to order with love and care and at a very reasonable price with free UK delivery.