Since Ron’s sad departure in July a number of new articles have been published. We’ve updated our page about Ron with the new links.
We are very sad to announce the death of Ron Fuller, at the age of 80. Ron was an integral part of the formation of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre having first met Sue Jackson while they were both students at Falmouth Art School in 1957. Ron’s distinctive toys, for example, Hens Laying Eggs and Tapping Can-Can […]
It’s not often that P. Spooner, the well-known European automaton maker, has a new idea for a Valentine’s Day offering. This year is no exception; he made one of these for a secret lover many years ago and almost forgot he’d done it. Rugged carving and the painterly application of expensive pigments are complimented by […]
A new edition by Paul Spooner. Twelve wooden birds rotate on four axes in imitation of one of Johann Knopf’s drawings. Knopf, also known as Knüpfer, died in Wiesloch asylum in 1910. He was a patient of Dr Hans Prinzhorn, one of the first psychiatrists to become interested in, and respectful of, the creative works […]
We are very sad to announce the death yesterday, November 2nd, of Peter Markey, aged 86. Peter was the first automata artist to start making work for us in 1979 and he continued to make automata for almost 50 years. His deceptively simple style and insistence on using the most basic materials belied his ingenuity […]