April 6th to May 5th 2007 – Kinetica, Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6AA. This fascinating new exhibition will trace the story of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre from its birth in 1979 as ‘Cabaret’ – a crafts shop in Falmouth, Cornwall. Featuring over 80 pieces of automata from the past 28 years, as well as some […]
Paul Spooner has just finished a great new piece called ‘The Life of Marat’, in which we find Marat sitting in his bath (fashioned from a piece of lead donated by a neighbour), turning the pages of ‘The People’s Friend’ – the cover of which has a rather gruesome picture of Charlotte Corday. On careful […]
Avid automata collector and author of ‘Stormbreaker’, Anthony Horowitz is the delighted owner of Matt Smith’s 2004 piece, The Price of Chickens.
Matt Smith has produced a brilliant series of automata exhibits for the newly opened Weston Park Museum in Sheffield. The pieces are part of the new ‘Life and Times‘ gallery and depict many of the past occupations in the local area. This is the clogger (a latter day shoemaker). Matt’s long awaited new Fourteen Balls […]
The wonderful first edition of ‘The Matchstick Nibbler’ from the Fourteen Balls Toy Company are now finished. This is a favourite piece from our collection made by Paul Spooner piece in 1982. It’s full title is ‘How to Make a Model Goat from Odds and Ends No: 15’ – Nibbling Matchsticks to produce curved horns. […]