Prop and Puppet Maker
Based in Glasgow
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Showreel from 2017-2020 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Passionate about creating striking characters for stage, screen and unique commissions.
I make animated props with a thoughtful and detailed eye, focusing on forming an empathetic connection between audience and prop.
With a background in Art, 3D Design and Puppetry, I have recently graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland having developed a broader skill set and collaborated with a team of diversely skilled peers. I’m now looking for any opportunities where I’m able to showcase my skills, experiment with new and traditional techniques and work amongst a creative team of makers, problem-solving and learning on the go.
Check out my Instagram for regular updates of my work:
Starcatchers – Spike – September 2021 – Puppet Maker
BBC Scotland – Alleluia! – September 2021 – Art department Assistant
EvenTure – The Tam O’ Shanter Trail Of Terror – August/September 2021 – Sculptor/Prop Maker
Carmondean Community Council – Mural painting – August/September 2021 – Assistant Painter
RCS – Pomona – August 2021 – Prop Maker
Edinburgh Fringe – The Trick That Fooled – July/August 2021 – Prop Maker
New Rhythms for Glasgow – Alice's Tea Party – June/July 2021 – Children's Events Assistant
New Rhythms for Glasgow – Alice's Tea Party – June/July 2021 – Prop Maker
RCS – Enron – May 2020 – Lead Prop Maker
RCS – City of Angels – February 2020 – Prop Maker
RCS – Cinderella – December 2019 – Prop Maker
Jolly Good Show – the Wizard of Oz – November 2019 – Puppet Maker
RCS – Middletown – October 2019 – Prop Maker.
Edinburgh Fringe – RCS – Legally Blonde – June 2019 – Puppet Maker
RCS – San Diego – May 2019 – Special Effects Makeup Artist
RCS – Blue Stockings – May 2019 – Wig Maker
RCS – Dead Man Walking – May/April 2019 – Prop Maker
RCS – Sunday in the Park with George – March 2019 - Wig Maker
RCS – Peter Pan – December 2018 - Puppet Maker
RCS – the Breathing House – October 2018 Prop Maker
RCS – Street Scenes – May/April 2018 – Prop Maker
RCS – Jungle Book – December 2017 – Prop Maker
Love VS Trauma film – May 2017 – Assistant Puppeteer
Chichester Festival Theatre – Forty Years On – April 2017 – Assistant Prop Maker
Little Angel Theatre – Dogs Don’t Do Ballet – April 2017 – Assistant Prop Maker
The Art of Ubuntu film – March 2017 – Assistant Puppeteer
Little Angel Theatre – The Singing Mermaid – February 2017 – Assistant Prop Maker
Young Author Mentoring Project – State of Sleep book – March 2015 – Author
Character design: Using digital software like Photoshop, hand-drawn illustration or through the making of maquettes.
Puppet making: Marionette, table-top, stop-motion, shadow puppetry and mask making using a variety of materials and processes.
Sculpting: Using oil based, water based and polymer clays, Worbla, acrylic and recycled waste plastics, polystyrene and upholstery foam.
Wood carving: By hand using chisels, mallet and whittling knives, machine carving using a Dremel, belt sander and lathe.
Metalworking: MIG, MAG and flux cored arc welding, grinding and forming steel on an anvil, threading and drilling steel and aluminium.
Molding and casting: Using fibre-glass, plaster, silicone, polyester resins and expanding foam.
Paint effects: Faux texturing of wood, weathering and other textures using acrylic, water based, oil paints, dyes and pigment powders.
Wig making and styling: Hair punching and hair ventilating using synthetic, human and animal hair.
Prosthetic makeup: Molding, casting and applying silicone and latex prosthetics.
Sewing: Pattern drafting, knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, hand sewing and machine sewing using industrial sewing machines and overlockers.
Upholstery: Using upholstery foam, leather, vinyl and other fabrics to upholster chairs and sofas.
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – BA Production Arts and Design – Prop Making – 2017-2020
City of Glasgow College – SVQ Level 5 Preparing and Using Semi-Automatic MIG, MAG and Flux Cored Arc Welding Equipment – September/October 2019
Brighton and Hove City College – UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design – 3D Design pathway – 2015-2017
References available upon request.