I like inventing and making things for shows, often involving contraptions and or mechanisms. Things which can break down and are light and easy to travel with.
I make things for my own projects as well as for other performers and companies. I like to think I have that added bonus of being a perfomer-who-makes so really do understand how important it is to get all those little quirks and details right which really make a difference.
I post here about things I’ve made, you could say its a “portfolio” – worth having a look at to get an idea of the full range of things I work on.
I work with different materials depending on the requirements of the project and am continually expanding my making skills. My current skills/capabilities include:
– Metalwork inc; Welding (Aluminium, Steel, Stainless Steel), Milling.
– Woodwork and General Carpentary
– Pneumatics (compressed air)
– Basic electronics (12v mostly)
– Problem solving
– Creating mechanical solutions
If you’ve got an idea, project, prop or anything you think I might be able to help you with please feel free to contact me.
Lastly, making things does often create waste, left over materials, offcuts etc… nobody likes waste. I’ve started making little useful things out of the scraps (mostly metal), take a look in my Smoke Stack Scrap shop.