Automaton

I first made moving figures for a project in collaboration with Illusionist Simon Drake and this led to working with Laurence St Leger ,maker of witty miniature toys with his wife Angela and exquisite miniatures of astonishing detail.

The mechanisms Laurence made for me inspired and developed the techniques I use encouraging me to experiment.

The automata I am making now have mechanisms that are an integral part of the design from the start.

Mother of Dragons

Mother of Dragons

Mother of Dragons

Mother of Dragons

Silver Dragon

Silver Dragon

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Waterfall

Waterfall

Waterfall

Waterfall

Bat

Bat

Fairy

Fairy

Kestrel

Kestrel

Waterfall

Waterfall

Party in the Ocean

Party in the Ocean

Falconer

Falconer

Falconer

Falconer

Falconer

Falconer

Scarlet Fairy

Scarlet Fairy

Scarlet Fairy

Scarlet Fairy

Boy with a snowy Owl

Boy with a snowy Owl

Boy and Snowy Owl

Boy and Snowy Owl

Hobbits, Wizards, Dragons and Fire.

Hobbits, Wizards, Dragons and Fire.

Happy Mermaid

Happy Mermaid

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Bats

Bats

English Fairy

English Fairy

Owls

Owls

The Merry Musician

The Merry Musician

Dragon and castle

Dragon and castle

Mother Dragon

Mother Dragon

St George and the Dragons

St George and the Dragons

Green Dragon

Green Dragon

Frost Fairy

Frost Fairy

Hatchling Dragon

Hatchling Dragon

Fritilaria

Fritilaria

Black Dragon with fire

Black Dragon with fire

Bumble Bee Fairy

Bumble Bee Fairy

Kingfisher with Fish

Kingfisher with Fish

Red Dragon

Red Dragon