A new edition from French artist Pierre Mayer. Pierre, a magician and engineer, has been making beautiful limited edition magic themed automata for over 10 years. This latest piece is inspired by the original antique automata by Phalibois. The colourful clown amuses us by relocating his head to his box on the stage. Height 27 […]
Kimberley Park in Falmouth, Cornwall, now has three amazing outdoor automata by makers Paul Spooner, Keith Newstead and Rob Higgs – all who live locally. Paul Spooner gives us more on the background of his kicking goat design.
We are delighted to introduce the work of automata maker Richard Hackney. You can find out more about Richard and his work in this video. We have two only of Richards beautiful Rowing Man automata, which are made from recycled metals. Turn the handle, which is a reclaimed plumbing part, and the metal man rows through […]
And there’s a box to contain the works. It’s rough old wood from inside a wardrobe – looks OK until it gets a coat of gloss paint, then the roughness really shows up. I’m too impatient to embark on fancy paint jobs and I gave up trying to get the ultimate piano-like finish. You get […]
Winter Automata Fair – 28th November 2012 This event was an evening for collectors, enthusiasts and the curious… There will be a unique opportunity to buy archive prints, posters, automata and kits as well as a several push-button exhibits. Open 5pm to 8pm (or by appointment from 11 a.m.). Automata expert Michael Start from the […]