Qualifications and Training

Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen 2019

Curious School of Puppetry 2016 (Artistic Director Sarah Wright, attended 4th January - 19th March 2016)

BA (Hons) Theatre Design 2012, First Class Hons (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 2009 -2012)

Art Foundation Diploma 2009, Distinction (University College Falmouth, 2008-2009)

6-day short course: ‘Carve a wooden puppet’ -  tutored by John Roberts (Puppetcraft) Aug 2015

6-day short course: ‘Carve a wooden puppet’ - tutored by John Roberts (Puppetcraft) Aug 2014

6-day short course: ‘Carve a wooden puppet’ - tutored by John Roberts (Puppetcraft) Aug 2013

Professional Experience

CRAFT EXHIBITIONS AND OUTLETS
Please visit my events page for more details of upcoming events

My current outlets include the Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey (wood-carved jewellery), Paperworks in Totnes (cards and prints) and Coombe Park Craft Studios near Ashprington (carvings and prints). Upcoming events include…

DEVON OPEN STUDIOS
A selection of my wood-carved jewellery will be on display/for sale in the Devon Guild of Craftsmen Riverside Gallery
Sat 7th September - Sunday 29th September, Bovey Tracey, Devon
Further carvings and prints will also be on display at Coombe Park Craft Studios, Ashprington
Sat 7th September - Sunday 22nd September, Ashprington, Devon

EXHIBITION OF MYTHIC ARTS AND CRAFTS
A selection of new wood-carved sculptures, wood-carved jewellery and prints will be on display/for sale in the Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury
Saturday 28th September - Sunday 29th September, The Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury, Somerset

WONDERWORKS CONTEMPORARY CRAFT FAIR
I will be selling a full array of wood carvings, prints, woodcarved jewellery and pendants at Wonderworks Contemporary Craft Fair
Saturday 14th December - Sunday 15th December, Jubilee Hall, Chagford, Devon


PUPPETRY
Past puppetry projects include…

(Current) PUPPET MAKER AND CO-DIRECTOR - ‘Iron-Brow and Thorn-Coat’
A traditional storytelling show with puppetry and music
Dir. Howard Gayton, Sarah Vigars, Tom Hirons and Rima Staines, Hedgespoken (Devon), UK tour 2019-2020

PUPPET MAKER - ‘Baba Yaga’
A touring shadow puppet show
Dir. John Roberts, Puppetcraft (Devon),  Lost Gardens of Helligan October 2017

PUPPETEER, PUPPET MAKER AND LEAD ARTIST - 'The Fisher-Knight's Tale'
A touring puppet show for intimate spaces, created in Autumn 2016 with a grant from Arts Council England
Dir. John Roberts, Wild Toy Theatre (Devon), UK tour 2016-2017

PUPPETEER - ‘The Tin Forest’
A touring Bunraku puppet show
Dir. John Roberts, Puppetcraft (Devon), UK tour 2016-2017

PUPPETEER AND PUPPET MAKER - ‘Monkey’
A touring marionette show, written by Michael Rosen
Dir. John Roberts, Puppetcraft (Devon), UK tour 2014-2015

DESIGNER, PUPPET MAKER AND PUPPETEER - ‘The Walk’
A touring shadow puppet and poetry performance in Dartmoor village halls
Devised by MED Theatre (Devon), April/May 2015


THEATRE DESIGN AND FABRICATION
Past freelance projects include…

FRONT OF HOUSE INSTALLATION DESIGNER - ‘The Girl with the Iron Claws’
Dir. Hannah Mulder,  The Wrong Crowd Theatre Co,  Dartington Studios,  December 2017

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER - ‘Scenes from an Execution’ by Howard Barker
Dir. Nikolas Partridge, Theatre Royal Plymouth,  June 2017

ASSISTANT DESIGNER - ‘The Imagination Project’ research and development
Dir. Hannah Mulder,  The Wrong Crowd Theatre Co,  April 2017

ASSISTANT DESIGNER AND MAKER - ‘The Boy Who Climbed Into The Moon' by Daniel Jamieson
Dir. Nikki Sved, Theatre Alibi (Devon), UK Tour 2016

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER - ‘Buckets' by Adam Barnard
Dir. Lee Hart, Theatre Royal Plymouth,  August 2016

ART DIRECTOR - ‘Hells Bells’ by Luke Jeffery (Film short - BFI Network)
Dir. Luke Jeffery, Wandering Tiger (Devon), July 2016

MINIATURE PROP MAKER - ‘Peepshow: Lucky Dicky Crangle & the Cinnabar Moth’
Dir. Tony Liddington, Promenade Promotions (Devon),  May 2016

MINIATURE PROP MAKER - ‘Blue' by Hannah Silva
Dir. Mark Whitaker, In the Bellows (Brighton),  April 2016

MINIATURE PROP MAKER - ‘Isabella’s Story Cycle’
A one-woman show by Devon-based storyteller Sara Hurley, November 2015 onwards

ASSISTANT DESIGNER AND MAKER - ‘Olive and the Dream Train’ by Daniel Jamieson
Dir. Nikki Sved, Theatre Alibi, UK tour 2015


ARTS FACILITATION
Past freelance workshops include…

SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP FACILITATOR:  Buckfastleigh Primary School,  Years 1-6
In collaboration with The Clockwork Moth,  June 2018

SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP FACILITATOR:  Dartington Arts Lab,  Adults and children
In collaboration with The Wrong Crowd Theatre Co,  December 2017

DRAWING WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: St Johns Primary School (Totnes),  Year 3
In collaboration with artist Sara Hurley for the ‘Incredible Edibles Project’,  July 2017

SCHOOLS PUPPET WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Reception and year 1 classes in Plymouth schools
Theatre Royal Plymouth, May 2017

PUPPET WORKSHOP FACILITATOR:  Wild Nights Young Company, 12-18 year olds
MED Theatre, April 2017

PUPPETRY SHORT COURSE FACILITATOR:  TRP Young Company, 8-11 year olds
Theatre Royal Plymouth, February/March 2017

PUPPETRY SHORT COURSE FACILITATOR:  TRP Young Company, 12-18 year olds
Theatre Royal Plymouth, September/October 2016

PUPPET WORKSHOP FACILITATOR:  Mayflower Language College students, 12-18 year olds
Theatre Royal Plymouth, August 2016

CRAFT STALL FACILITATOR: Young people and young adults with learning disabilities
Theatre Royal Plymouth Funky Llama Festival, June 2016


PAYE EMPLOYMENT
Other roles…

SUPPORT WORKER - Robins Respite and Life-Skills Centre
Lifeworks UK, March 2017 - August 2018 (bank/part time)
Working with young people aged 18 and under with learning disabilities, supporting them with all aspects of daily life

ARTISTIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
MED Theatre, March 2013 - April 2016 (part time, 16 hours a week)
Publicity administrator and drama club leader for 5-7 year olds (MED Theatre is a community arts organisation)

TRAINEE ASSISTANT PRACTITIONER
Theatre Royal Plymouth, September 2013 - April 2016 
Enrolled on TRP’s Assistant Practitioner training scheme, progressing to role of freelance practitioner in April 2016

References

JOHN ROBERTS
Artistic Director of Puppetcraft
john@puppetcraft.co.uk

SARAH WRIGHT
Artistic Director of the Curious School of Puppetry
sarah@curiouspuppetry.com