Sculptor /Modelmaker/ Scenic artist
Strengths & Skills
-Experienced and creative artist
-Versatile and conscientious worker with a vast range of skills
-Able to work well under pressure and meet strict production schedules and deadlines
-Self motivated and capable of using own initiative
As well as working as a freelance artist, I take on private commissions, including sculptures, paintings and murals.
Sculpting/Carving – clay, wax, plastiline, polystyrene, polyurethane foam, chemi –wood
Mouldmaking/ Casting – silicone, polyurethane rubbers, plaster, GRP, Jesmonite
Metal working – armature construction
Painting – silicone, cellulose, acrylic, airbrushing
Scenic art/construction – backdrops, murals, props
Events Prop Hire
Sculptor/prop maker for various clients. Aug 2011 – Dec 2011
Stage 1 Sept 2007 – Feb 2012
Sculptor / model maker on various projects, for clients including Chanel, Nike, Seat, Indisit, Top Gear Live Road Show 2008; double decker bus for Bejing Olympics closing ceremony; Pricsilla , (West end musical stage set), Walking with Dinosaurs Road Show set 2009.
Harrogate Scenic Services Aug 2007
Contributing to the design and fabrication of stage sets and props for various productions nation wide. Sculpting, carving, mouldmaking, casting, painting and finishing.
Conceptua July 2007
Worked on several life size figures and replica props for an exhibition in Tewksbury.
Paragon April – June 2007
Modelmaker on various projects including futuristic model planes for Duxford air museum and a touch model starfish for the natural history museum.
The Workhaus Jan – Feb 2007
Prop maker, working on a varied range of projects: 3D models and bas-reliefs of various animals; fabrication of props and landscapes.
‘Shock Headed Peter’ – Pilot for a proposed feature film July 2005
I designed and modelled prop furniture, (chair and mind reading machine on a viewing platform), as part of a set for a stop motion animation pilot.
Scary Cat Design June – July 2005
Sculpted and fabricated several silicone and plasticine characters, including a bas-relief for a ‘Dairylea’ advert.
Aardman Animations-Feature Film
‘Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit’ Feb – May 2005
The production of several background characters, from armature construction, through foam injection, to painting and sculpting.
‘Creature Comforts’ Dec 2005
Preparation and the posing of puppets for a stills photo shoot, plus the production of several more.
K.D. Decoratives Aug – Nov 2004
Sculpting various Christmas grottos and tableauxs from caves to castles, to a twenty foot flying snow man, out of polystyrene blocks. Clean up of the structures and prep for lamination, for major shopping centre displays in the UK.
Mackinnon & Saunders
‘The Corpse Bride’(Tim Burton) feature film June 2003 –July 2004
Production of stop motion puppets; sculpting, mould making, foam latex injection.
‘Creature Comforts’: Series 1 July 2002 – June 2003
Sculpting and production of puppets from conception to final result, using a wide variety of materials ranging from Sculpey to silk.
‘Tortoise vs. Hare’ Oct 2000 – Aug 2001
Production of stop motion puppets; sculpting, foam latex injection and finishing.
Aardman Animations – Commercials May 2000- Oct 2000
Before moving on to the feature I worked on several commercials, including ‘Nike’, ‘Chevron’ and ‘Serta Mattress’, which gave me a good grounding in a wide range of disciplines, from air brushing to the construction of twenty sheep armatures.
HARROGATE COLLEGE 2006 - 2011
Lecturer for National Diploma Yr1 and Yr2 in Art and design and Graphics and on the Diploma in Foundation studies. Contributing to the design and development of various programmes.
HENSHAWS ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTRE 2006 - 2009
Providing teaching cover for various workshops including fine art, ceramics, woodwork, 3d and music.
2009 – 2010 Huddersfield University
1995- 1998 Leeds Metropolitan University
BA (hons) Graphic Arts, 2:1
1994- 1995 Harrogate College Foundation Studies Art (Distinction)
1992- 1994 King James High School, N. Yorks
A’ Levels: Art (A)