Ernest desires precision in all things. He is always dressed immaculately in the finest tailored clothes.
His knowledge is wide, his taste impeccable. His speech is precise and his timing punctual.
All in all is he quite unbearable.
Customised Badbot toy by Three A.
Vinyl, Epoxy resin, Styrene, Acrylic, Lead, Brass, Rubber, ABS, Found objects, Working miniature pocket watch, Vintage wooden base.
Destined for my solo show at My Plastic Heart in New York opening on the 12th October.
Some pieces in the making bound for my New York solo show in october at My Plastic Heart.
Tiny clockwork brain…..
And a fairly typical day on my workbench..
About to cannibalise a bunch of antique (and probably frighteningly rare) draughtsman’s tools to make robot appendages..
Organic Chemist by trade Archibald Schpoon enjoyed cookery as a hobby.
Upon a chance meeting with Joshua Hipplethwaite he began experimenting with confectionary and soon it became a driving passion.
He delved into the conundrum of complex and unusual ingredient combinations and the unexpected effects that they could have on some types of Mechtorians.
Ever pushing and blurring the boundaries of what was possible within the fields of exquisite delicacies and recreational pharmaceuticals.
Vinyl, Acrylic, Epoxy Resin. Polymer Clay, Lead, Rubber, Found Objects.
For Monsters & Misfits II.
Opening 13th April at Kusakabe Folk Museum, Takayama, Japan.
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“Bewitching” the Halloween show at Stranger Factory opens this Friday.
The preview of the show is up online at the gallery’s website..
Check out all the splendid classic Halloween goodness.
Including a couple of little fellows of my own.
“Trick & Treat”
Customised “Trikky” toys by Kidrobot.
Vinyl, Rubber, lead, Epoxy resin, Polymer clay, Brass Vintage clockwork keys and vintage silver trident.
5″ tall each.
For the Bewitching show at Stranger Factory, October.
Creator of the nano-clockwork brain, Ronson Travithik bestows the latest in each series on his pet. Originally a simple wind up hopping tin frog, his pet is now as intelligent as he is and helps run the research and development department at Travithik towers.
Custom Jumping Brain toy.
Polyurethane resin, Epoxy resin, Polymer clay, Lead, Rubber, Brass, Copper. In a vintage blown-glass bubble with turned mahogany base and vintage brass key.
Made for the “Jumping Brain” show at the relocated Art Toy Gallery in LA in September.
For the first time in my life I have won an award.
I had the honour of receiving the “Best Customiser” award at the Designer Toy Awards hosted in San Diego a couple of nights ago.
Run by Clutter Magazine these awards are presented to artists and companies around the world who have excelled in some field within the art/designer-toy industry.
I am cuffed to bits!
And jolly happy.
It’s great to feel that all ones hard work is being noticed by ones peers.
And it’s not as if it’s a small pond I swim in any more. There are a lot of very talented artists out there who customised toys as part of their roster. From the short list it really could have been anyones, in fact from the long list it was a tough call.
I have been customising art-toys as part of my artwork since 2004. (And reworking toys into prototypes for new toys for maybe ten years before that.)
So I have been around the block for a while doing this. It’s my life.
And now I will have one of these splendid Pete Fowler designed awards to make me grin every time I look at it, for years to come. To KNOW, people love what I do..