Lived there for 4 years before moving to the Seychelles for 2 years. I lived, studied and worked in Germany for 22 years.
My background is in Interior Architecture, which I studied in Düsseldorf, Germany. After having worked in design offices for four years I became more involved in Theatre. For the past 14 years I’ve been working as a Prop Maker and Set Designer.
My work encompasses many different approaches and techniques with various media ranging from clay to polystyrene.
These experiences have also enabled me to work in Building Conservation. This I have been doing now for 8 years in addition to my Theatre work.
I’ve worked in office environments as part of a team as well as self directed in a freelance environment and feel comfortable in both.
Having lived in Germany for 22 years I am fluent in German.
I’ve worked as-
Carpenter’s assistant for a year
An interior designer for 2 years
A trade show designer for further 2 years
3 month work experience in a metal workshop (Düsseldorf, Germany)
Assistant designer at the Oberhausen Theatre (Germany)
Set painter at the Schauspielhaus Düsseldorf (Germany)
Prop maker and set painter at Northampton Royal Theatre, UK
Prop maker at the Oxford Playhouse for 6 years (Oxford, UK)
Puppeteer’s assistant to Steven Motram (Oxford)
Production manager for Productions at Pegasus Theatre (Oxford, UK)
Set designer for 8 shows at Pegasus Theatre (Oxford, UK)
Prop maker for OTTC Theatre (Oxford)
Polystyrene carver for ‘Siemens’ trade fair stand (London)
Film set dresser for an American production (Oxford)
Educational workshops for ‘Coral Arts’ and ‘Creative Partnerships’
Artist in residence at Oxford Brookes University — Invited presentation at Queens College Belfast in collaboration with Oxford Brookes University
Building conservator on various projects, including the Bodleian Library (Oxford)
Lead artist with “Creative Partnership” collaboration at St. Joseph’s School (Slough)
Prop buyer and maker for ‘Tree of life’ Story Museum, Oxford.
The above is abridged - more information on request.
2007 - 2008
Theatre and Installation work
Simultaneous installtion/transmission of old Radios sets,
as part of the Oxford/Bonn twinning exchange. October 2007
Part of “Gift” exhibition at OVADA gallery in Oxford.
This was as part of the TIE (the Ideas Exchange) group.March-May 2008
Project management as Pegasus Theatre for their “Journeys to freedom” Festival (Sept 07 March 08)
Assistant curator for “The Greenham Museum”
A false/alternative history museum about Greenham common devised by Roger Perkins - www.rogerperkins.com (March 08)
Prop maker and workshop leader at Larkrise School, Oxford with “The Story Museum” developing a story exhibit with year 6 (June - July 08)
‘ArtWash’. Futher development and funding applications for an artist- led space in a working launderette. Founded by myself in 2003. www.artwash.co.uk
‘Dragons’ Tale tour with Cecilia McFarlane - a dance production (Oct-Dec 08)
Uncovering and reconstruction of victorian wall painting-
St Peter’s church, Northampton.
Uncovering and repairs to a victorian ceiling in the Assembly rooms at the Grand Theatre - Leeds (July - August 08)
“St Pancras - Chambers” London. Time estimation for repair and conservation work (August 08)
All Souls, Oxford. Repainting of sundail designed by Sir Christopher Wren (Present)
Beaumont Street Oxford
Oxford OX1 2IW