What Is The Art Of Horology
The Art of Horology Project is a nonprofit workshop curriculum created by Steven Richardson. His
mission is to increase the awareness for the profession of watchmaking and the art of horology to his
students. To foster a depth of mind and passion for watchmaking through it’s artistry and skill set. His
own professional journey naturally lead him into the role of educator and mentor, teaching crucial skills
and principles of business management and operations. Students go through a rigorous curriculum
focused on the history and craft of watch making, emphasizing an understanding of horology and
giving them the tools and resources to meet their unique potentials. Subjectively, the practice
increases a sharp mental focus, discipline, conscientiousness, and a deepened sense of self-worth
through accomplishment and risk taking. Funding this project will help to acquire more resources and
tools to administer the curriculum, enabling students to design and make a watch in its entirety by
hand. The Art of Horology is dedicated to the education and advancement of horological studies and
the craft of watchmaking.
The Art of Horology Project
By 2008, Richardson designed a concrete curriculum gathering tools and materials from
donations, to build the infrastructure of his program. He had successfully launched the
first of his workshops at the Bedford Stuyvesant YMCA, in NY. He subsequently
continued teaching his program there and then in 2010 and 2011 at the Benjamin
Banneker Academy in Brooklyn, followed by the Riverside High School in the Bronx in
2011 and 2012. His summer workshop began in 2013 at the Art of Horology Workshop in
Manhattan, and will continue into the summer of 2014.
Catching the interest of clients and celebrities which include, Tracy Morgan, Ray Lewis,
Larry Miller and Arturo Di Modica, all mentioned commissioned and collaborated with
Richardson developing designs of limited edition luxury timepieces that were auctioned
this year on the online marketplace Charitybuzz to benefit The Art of Horology Project.
VISION ART OF HOROLOGY
Steven Richardson’s long time goal
represents hope for social improvement for
young men, women and their families. The
Art of Horology Workshop continues to refine
it’s education model and is a renewal project
that exposes students to a unique skill set.
Richardson’s most ambitious project is to
open a full scale watchmaking school in
New York City. He is committed to creating
a job market for teaching professionals and
qualifying his students into a rewarding trade
in the watchmaking industry.