PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PUPPET DESIGNER & MAKER THE ELEPHANT PUPPET

A Hawk Conservancy Trust Commission, Ruby Gibbens Puppetry Andover | 2019

PERFORMANCE CREATOR, DESIGNER, MAKER THE HUNT FOR THE TWRCH TRWYTH

An Articulture commision, Ruby Gibbens Puppetry Wales | 2019

PUPPET MAKER THE BUTTERFLY HUNTER

Dir. Geinor Styles, Theatr na nÓg Swansea | 2019

PUPPET MAKER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER PEDLAR’S TALES

Dir. Andrew Purvin, The Fetch Theatre Hereforshire | 2019

CREATIVE PRACTITIONER, WORKSHOP LEADER

Arts Council Wales, Coedffranc Primary Neath | 2019

SET, PROP & PUPPETRY DESIGNER/MAKER A VELHA CASA DE MADEIRA

Dir. José Caldas, Teatro do Montemuro Portugal | 2018

PUPPET & PROP MAKER WINGS OF FREEDOM

Dir. Andrew Purvin, The Fetch Theatre Ukrainian Youth Theatre, Carpathian Mountains | 2018

PUPPET MAKER THE HORSE PUPPET

The Fetch Theatre Made for the British Horse Foundation, performed at Badminton Trials and other festivals | 2018

PUPPET MAKER GIANT CARNIVAL FISH

The Fetch Theatre Fish Migration Day, Worcester | 2018

SCENIC PAINTER A PURE WOMEN

By Simon Reade Bristol | 2018

PUPPET & PROP MAKER IN THE HEART OF THE WOODS 

Dir. Andrew Purvin, The Fetch Theatre Constructed and performed in Golgol Festival, Kiev, Ukraine | 2017

DESIGNER & MAKER ARCTIC FOX SCULPTURE 

Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff | 2017

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

About Face Theatre I worked with this company for two years: leading and assisting workshops, touring productions, assisting the director, assisting company development and administration. Herefordshire | 2014 -2016

DIRECTOR, DESIGNER & MAKER WALTER WHITTLE'S TIME

About Face Theatre Channel 4, Random Acts Competition winner, short film awards | 2016

MASK DESIGNER & MAKER ZIP IT

Dir. Jess Mackenzie, About Face Theatre Herefordshire | 2016

WORKSHOP ASSISTANT

The Fetch Theatre Running various workshops in schools and festivals, including: making giant carnival puppets, shadow puppets, mytholical beasts, puppet making masterclasses for adults and using bunraku puppets | 2014 Ongoing 

RWCMD PRODUCTIONS

DESIGNER, MAKER & PERFORMER THE DESERT DAYDREAMER

Dir. Flick Ferdinando, Writer. Emma Williams Site specific, promenade puppetry performance, Dyffryn Gardens, Cardiff | 2017

EDUCATION

 

MA Design for Performance (Puppetry Pathway)

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama,

Cardiff | 2016 Ongoing 

BA (hons) Drawing and Applied Arts 

University of the West of England,

Bristol | 2013

 

SKILLS

 

puppet making & designing 

basic construction (power, bench & hand tools) polycarving, willow, withies & kabob cane construction, scenic painting, spray gun painting, prop making, stencil design, giant puppet construction, felt and fabric puppet making, sculpting, thermoplastic forming, puppet joints, basic mechanisms

basic pattern cutting, industrial & domestic sewing machines, hand sewing, dyeing, breaking down costumes, making alterations

experienced workshop leader (puppeteering, shadow puppets, giant puppets)

experience in working in schools and working with vulnerable adults/ adults with learning disabilities

fine art painter

Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, basic Illustrator, Microsoft Suite

Creative Practitioner training, Arts Council Wales

experienced singer, guitarist, performer, puppeteer, street performer 

grade 5 Acoustic Guitar 

full clean UK driving licence 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFERENCES

Jess Mackenzie, Artistic Director, About Face Theatre

jess@aboutfacetheatre.org.uk

Sean Crowley, Head of Design, RWCMD

sean.crowley@rwcmd.ac.uk