GIANT! Raspberries! Resin cast berries with foam leafy bit (I don’t know what you call that, does anyone know? I suppose it’s part of the stalk) and garden wire for the stalks to hang from. I think they were about 60mm tall. Not super giant but way bigger than your average bear. Got a wee pic of them in situ, scroll to see if you’re on Insta or FB. Prop makes from CBeebies series Number One Newton Avenue, created last year for wee yins for their maths brains and on iPlayer now! More makes to come! . #numberonenewtonavenue #cbeebies #bbc #cbbc #propmakes #tvpropmakes #tvshow #kidstv #kidstvshow #raspberries #giantraspberries #moulding #casting #resincasting #resin #easyflo60
August 26, 2021 at 12:22PM
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Hoorah! A show has been broadcast so I can finally show you some of the stuff I’ve been making over the last year. Made around last Sept/Oct time for “Number One Newton Avenue” on CBeebies. You can see all the episodes on iPlayer. Aimed at the younger generation using maths in everyday situations. This is a bug hotel made from bleached and weathered plywood with its own little bug signs. I’ve only had a quick swatch of a clip of this episode and I think they didn’t use the signs in the end but them’s the breaks.🤷♀️ The hotel looks pretty good though I think. Had a lot of fun making all these mad and mostly cute things. Will post up more over the coming days.
Production designer Jamie MacWilliam
Art director Caroline Grebbell
Art assistant Norton Proven - lovely folk!
#numberonenewtonavenue #cbeebies #cbbc #bbc #bughotel #propmaking #props #propmaker #educationaltv #itsabugslife #maths #learningmaths #tvprops #tvshow #making #kidstvshow #kidstv
August 25, 2021 at 07:31PM
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Posted @withregram • @kriksix “26/07/11 Commissioned / produced by UZ Arts, @mischieflabas and In Situ Arts. With Monty Cantsin aka Ian Smith, @spye1000 and Bob from Lanternhouse”
@kriksix has just posted a reminder of the first UZ Arts event I was involved in for the MCF 2011. It’s the 10 year anniversary! It was certainly a baptism of fire and not only because of the scorching weather that weekend. Summer has happened more than only this year in Scotland!😂 A fabulous project converting a caravan into a piece of sculpture sent to music and performance. It was an awesome thing to behold.
@neilbutler01 @gillianmccarrey @merchantcityfestival #merchantcityfestival #merchantcityfestival2011 #mcf2011 #kriksix #caravanart #art #festival #artfestival #performance #sculpture #collaboration #grafitti #grafittiart #grafittiartist #glasgow
July 26, 2021 at 02:35PM
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Went to see the Ray Harryhausen exhibition in Edinburgh today. Been meaning to go for ages and it was well worth the wait. Thoroughly enjoyed it along with seeing pals in a pub again! All the good stuff. I must go watch the Golden Voyage of Sinbad again, one of my favourites as a kid. Loved the statue of Kali coming to life. Awesomeness!!
#rayharryhausen #exhibition #harryhausen100 #animation #stopmotion #sinbad #clashofthetitans #jasonandtheargonauts
July 25, 2021 at 08:28PM
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Another job done! So that means a bottle of fizz to pop! It had to be pink this time as it feels like it should make things cooler somehow 🥵. A tradition I started a while back for when each job gets finished. Well, you gotta sign it off somehow.😁 3 and a half months of dashing about like loon as a tv drama runner. Learnt loads, met more wonderful people and got to drive a wee van about (one of my great enjoyments). Big thanks to everyone on the production. . Will have a bit of a chill to recover and then in to the workshop I go, and see what next exciting projects come my way.
#tvdrama #tvrunner #jobdone #adventures #fizz #pinkfizz
July 21, 2021 at 07:44PM
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My last weekender session at the studio as finishing up my TV art runner job on Wednesday. Not been too much excitement going on here but I did manage to sand and varnish my mum’s Parker Knoll sofa frame and got some more shelves up, so it’s progress. Hopefully there will be more interesting projects to show soon! But first it’s going to be a very interesting organisation bonanza. This here workshop won’t know what’s hit it! . But for now I’m away to my maw’s to sit in the garden in the sun.
#workshop #organisation #parkerknoll #restoration #revarnish #teakfurniture #shelves #diy #weekender #weekendworkshop #plentyplentyplenty
July 17, 2021 at 01:41PM
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Busy busy day but at least we had cracking weather. My poor wee feet were definitely complaining. Feet up with glass of wine now though.☺️
#shootingonlocation #exoticgourock #alltheglamourousplaces #tvrunner #bonniescotland #scottishweather #itsascorcher
June 28, 2021 at 08:29PM
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For my next make I’m going to build a Basil Forest! I have always wondered how to clip basil plants properly when using the leaves for cooking. Having never managed to keep one going for any decent amount of time I finally found the right YouTube video on how to do it correctly. That lead me on to how to propagate the plant and have endless amounts of basil to aid my culinary delights.
#makingplants #basilforest #basil #herbgarden #indoorgardening #propagating #propagatingbasil
June 20, 2021 at 03:32PM
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Avert your eyes for this lady is indeed bare naked. What a lot of sanding! Lots of hard to get to corners and nooks. All round with 80 grit on an orbital sander, 120 with a mouse finisher and then hand with 120 to get to those bits you just can’t reach any other way. 😮💨 Phewf! Note to self: must rig up some curtaining to avoid sawdust getting EVERYWHERE! Enough for one day, next weekend for prep and varnish and she’ll be ready for her close up, Mr DeMille.🎥 🛋
#sanding #makers #formakerssake #furniture #parkerknoll #rejuvenate #sprucingup #revarnish #barenakedladies
June 12, 2021 at 07:07PM
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Not been much making going on at Pigsticks HQ as my current job has taken me away from my workshop. I do try to come in one day at the weekend to try and get in my making fill. My current project is respringing (technical term) and refinishing my mum’s 50 odd year old teak Parker Knoll sofa frame. Frame still very much in good order with springs all still intact, just one side pinged off and needed a good glue and nail back on. Seems to be secure again. It has been well used and really needs a new lick of varnish so on with the sanding... Nobody likes sanding. It’s time consuming, messy and kinda boring but a necessary evil. Will be worth doing to get a good result. My mum is going to re-do the cushion covers herself. It’ll look brand spanking new once it’s all done.😁✨ . #remaking #making #sanding #parkerknoll #noonelikessanding #weekendprojects
May 30, 2021 at 12:56PM
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