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Portfolio – Automata



This automaton is an homage to all the men that are good fathers and always been there for there children.


A little man that think that: by wearing some wings that he make him self, He will become an angel. he is also wearing his lucky golden sleepers.

Chicken house

Chicken house 2013 This man is riding his bike selling free range eggs from his mobile Chicken House. 75 cm High (30 Inches) Wood and Metal. Sold to a Private collection.

Gloucester Museum

"Gloucester Museum" 2011 1.00 Mt High ( 39 Inches) Wood, metal and electric components. This is a coin operated automaton or collecting box. For donations from visitors to the Glocester Museum in the UK. There is a victorian father who is learning about the museum...

Family of Gardeners

This Handle operated automata was commissioned for the Westleigh Dementia Assessment and Treatment unit in Exeter in the UK, and funded by the Kings Fund http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/about_us/ Its about 45 cms High (18 Inches). Wood and some metal parts. In this family the grandfather is teaching...

Anne Killigrew

This automaton is about Anne Killigrew who lived in my home town Falmouth UK Its been commission by the Falmouth Art Gallery. Anne Killigrew (1660—1685) was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is perhaps best known as the subject of a famous elegy by...

Nero The Lion

This is a coin operated automaton, commissioned by the Aston Hall Museum, de-picts the lion which escaped from a travelling fair in Birmingham in the 1920’s and was missing for 3 days. It was finally captured using with the football net belonging to the famous...

Weathers Sweets

This is a commission for Werthers Sweets where the sweet making process is illus-trated. It is mechanically operated by turning a handle without any electrics. Materials: Pine oak, mange and many other woods. The figures are carved in lime

Broken Hearts Repairman

Dear friends, I’ve just finished this little man for those that may need him. If your heart has been broken the Broken Heart Repairman will fix it. Keep sharing your heart with friends and family and rebuild yourself. Broken Hearts Repairman 2016 Wood and Metal

St. Warnna

This coin operated automaton was commission by the Falmouth Art Gallery.  It depicts St. Warnna,,  a mythological Cornish figure in the Scilly Islands. St. Warnna, 80 cm High, Wood and Metal.

The Lawrances

This was a commission for a family that owns a Hotel in Falmouth. It was commissioned to celebrate the 50th birthday of the owner’s husband. The Lawrances 2017, 32 cms High, Wood and Metal


This automata was commissioned for a night club in Hong Kong. Unicorn 2016, 80 cm High, wood and Metal