About Me

My first taste of animation was during 2004, and ever since then I have been well and truly hooked.

I graduated from Birmingham City University in 2010 with a First Class Honours Degree in Animation. In November 2010 I won The Royal Television Society - West Midlands best student Animation award.

Now, I constantly strive to learn, improve and enjoy the wonderful world of stop motion animation.




Puppet Fabrication 2013

Current work

Cigar Guy
Concept sculpt for a future puppet
Digital paint over


For the past few months I have been working on a puppet that I have been commissioned to do.
This is all work in progress and I will update with photos when the puppet is finished in July - August.

Ball and socket armature. Joints fabricated by John Wright & Animation Toolkit. Joints where then ground down to a smaller size to fit within the puppet body.

Update - Shoulder change after feedback from peers

Creating the body mould
Ali- fast cast poured

Ali - fast cast mould with wire armature in place for a test cast
Dragon Skin FX pro poured

Hands and feet moulds

Super Sculpey Firm over resin to create the main features of the replacement faces
 Core replacement face pieces

Mold making 

 Resin casting

Original sculpt plus rein reproductions

Armature design

 Very short video to show the client how effective the magnets are


This is a character bust made from a shelved puppet.

Newplast Plasticine, Styrofoam, wire armature, various fabric

Puppet Fabrication 2012


Laika House challenge.

The challenge brief: 

Missing from ParaNoraman

Create your own character from Norman's world that wasn't featured in the movie. It could be a ghost, missing zombie, or terrified Bilthe Hollow resident - any character that didn't make the final cut.

I made Ralph, he works at 'Lost Barks Animal Rescue.'
He has been missing since he accidentally ran over a dog (Bub) a couple of weeks ago. It is feared that he has been run out of the city by the Blithe Hollow stray canines

Super sculpey firm, wire armature,  cushion foam and fabric

To see how I made him please click here MAKING RALPH



Stop motion animation puppet

I made this chap for Laika House's Creative challenge. It was a great excuse to make a new puppet.

Wire armature, super sculpey firm, bandage foam, airbrush and brush paint job and various bits and bobs for clothes

To see how I made this Zombie click here MAKING A ZOMBIE


This character is part of a self directed study project. 

The Inspector

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Concept sculpt
Final Maquette
 Digital Paint job

The puppet is currently in progress


Morris Character Maquette study for a future puppet

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And a digital paint over


Plasticine Maquette of Carl

This was a test to see how my own character designs translate to 3d for a future puppet build

The original design

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Also  here is a digital paint over to give him a bit of colour


Tree warrior puppet for stop motion screen projections for a large scale stage production of 'The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe'

Made from Silicone and Balsa wood. I designed this puppet based on the theater company's early concept designs of the warrior. It was sculpted out of balsa wood then sent to be cast in silicone by other members of the crew. Ball and socket armature was made by Wes from Animation toolkit. Then I seamed and finished the puppet of with more balsa wood.

You can also see some of my work for this production in this behind the scenes video