Carlos Zapata has just finished this colourful one off piece. These South American chickens are taking a break from their usual diet of corn, for something more refreshing. Carlos’ ingenious mechanism evokes the noise of pecking. Height 34 cm (13 inches) £1,195 (excl. VAT) – sold.
Archives for June 2010
Suffolk Punch – Part 1 To the Suffolk chapter of the Cabaret club, and a delightful June day with two of the key members, Tim Hunkin and Ron Fuller, makers for whom their workshops are their worlds. Tim first, Ron next time. Southwold Pier, rescued and restored in 2001 by Chris Iredale and then bought […]
Keith Newstead and Gonzo artist Ralph Steadman have created this incredible new machine, ‘The Clockwork Automataumbrella’. It forms the centrepiece at the Clockwork and Automata Exhibition (18th June to 22nd August 2010). Having collaborated on the critically acclaimed Terry Gilliam commissioned piece ‘Mad God Universe’ Ralph and Keith have teamed up again. In this new exhibition […]
This free download contains Paul Spooner’s plans for an automata called ‘Frustrated Felines’. The detailed plans give an insight into how the automata was constructed, (a small edition was made and sold at CMT in the 1980’s). It makes a challenging project for an automata enthusiast!