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As an artist and maker, I love creating spaces and objects that tell stores, evoke emotions, and delight the beholder.

 

Born in England and raised in the US, I spent my formative years in Hawaii and the American Southwest. I studied design for performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, where I received the  Paul Kimpton Prize for Innovation. Later, I was awarded the Linbury Prize for Stage Design, and trained with Green Ginger Theatre Company's Toast in the Machine professional development program for emerging puppeteers.

 

I work in theatre, film, interior design, puppetry, and sculpture. As a teaching artist, I have developed and taught varied and unconventional classes at the university level, and for children of all ages. Past clients include the Walt Disney Company, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cirque du Soliel, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and the Smithsonian Institution.

 

My work is drawn from a blend of bookishness, experience, and imagination. Inspired by folklore, forgotten history, the Golden Age of Exploration, cabinets of curiosities and countless museums, I adore ephemera and storytelling in every form.

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