As a child I really wanted to become a special effects model and prop maker. However, when I looked into this two things became apparent; Firstly it was an industry driven by very short deadlines where people rarely have the time to work to the best of their ability and where constant changes of plan further tighten deadlines leading to much completed work getting discarded without ever being used. Secondly computer modelling, animation and rapid prototyping was going to, and subsequently has replaced a lot of the hand crafted artistry of the work I enjoy. Consequently my creative interests developed to focus largely upon making small sized display case miniatures
, replica historic artefacts
and period costumes which I now supply to museums, private collectors and historical reenactors. Little of what I have done was initially marketed at stage or screen but nevertheless others have found applications for all my varied skills working for clients ranging from small amateur dramatic groups, video games companies and advertising agencies
to major TV corporations, Oscar and BAFTA award winners along with a little work for other prop and FX model making companies sub-contracting out parts of projects they cannot complete in-house. Given the above, please feel free to take a look through all of this web site as I see this one page more as an entry point to everything I do, not a place to re-list it all on one page under the heading of Stage and Screen.
There's not a lot by way of small sized arts, crafts, model making or replica work I've not been involved with at some point or another, so whether you've the germ of an idea you wish to chat about, or a detailed brief you want a formal quote upon, feel free to Contact me
and we'll see what is going to be possible within the limited deadlines typical of clients working in the field of stage and screen.
The four images shown below could never sum up the diversity of clients or projects I have been involved with but they do hint at what I could do for you, whilst a better idea can obtained from the testimonials
section and the gallery
section of this web site.
Please click on the smaller thumbnail images to view a larger version.