The Archive Project

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

If you like automata and enjoy following along with my design process you’re gonna love this new website 🙂
Over the next twelve months I’ll be collaborating with Dawn Hurton from Cumbria Archives to create a series of wood and metal automata. Each of the twenty designs will feature a historical figure from Cumbria’s past in animated action. Dawn will be doing the historical research then making and dressing the puppets and I’ll be designing and making the mechanisms to bring them to life. It has turning into a fascinating project so we thought we would set up a website as a record of the journey. This new website will be used to share how it all goes, the high, the lows, the failures and the successes, the laugher and the tear. Come along for the ride!