Personalised Automata

A little peak at the sketch work that goes into developing individual and limited edition automata.

A little peak at the sketch work that goes into developing individual and limited edition automata.

I’m often approached by customers who would like something a little bit different made for a special occasion. I’m always happy to tackle new ideas and love to incorporate all sorts of things into my automata. The piece below was inspired by one of the very first automata I designed: ‘Midnight Ramblers’ which celebrates the simple pleasures of a moonlit walk with the dog. This can be bought direct from my online shop or it can be adapted by dog lovers who are keen to immortalise their own faourite pooch (or pooches!). In this case two figures join their beloved dog in a wintry scene that includes a watchful owl. Do you know someone who loves to walk their dog? Would they appreciate a little scene that includes themselves and their pooch? If so do get in touch, I’d be more than happy to discuss how your automata might come together and what it might include. Prices will reflect the size and parts that are included in your piece.

Automata commissioned by confirmed dog lovers.

Automata commissioned by confirmed dog lovers.

Mad about cars? This next piece was commissioned for a driving enthusiast over in Australia. Rules on keeping imported wood out of Australia meant that the base was made from polymer clay. Turn the handle and 5 little cars whizz around on an eternal race!

Car crazy automata!

Car crazy automata!