What an amazing project to be asked to do. Tim Walker asked me to create flowers as if they were growing out of Kate’s body. I tried many different things and sourced many flowers. We decided small and delicate works best and looks the most real.
We made many many small pieces which could be built up to make them look like they were emerging from the skin.
This has got to be one of my favourite projects so far and LOVE the pictures in LOVE magazine!
18 October 2012 – 27 January 2013
Daily 10.00-18.00 East Wing Galleries, East Wing
Last chance to get a sneak preview of the amazing insects I designed and help make which some have not been seen anywhere else before plus a few other projects and props which you can see up close and personal!
Come along and learn a bit about prop making and find out some trade secrets!
Adult Workshop: With set designer Rhea Thierstein
Saturday, 20 October 2012
Rhea Thierstein creates sets, costumes and props for Mulberry, Bombay Sapphire, American, British and Italian Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Wallpaper amongst others. As a prop builder and art director she has worked with Tim Walker on a number of iconic photo shoots featured in the exhibition. This workshop with give you the opportunity to work with Rhea and her creative team to make your very own prop inspired by the Story Teller exhibition.
I've been pretty busy recently, so apologies for not blogging more. I will catch up soon and let you know what has been going
There is a very exciting project out at the moment in Japanese Vogue for Uniqlo photographed by Tim Walker. Giant insects!
This was a real dream to do and very close to my heart.
The insects took a long time to perfect and design. Thanks to the amazing modelmakers who spent ages humouring me!
They look great! You can see the other images here.
Look what came through the post today! My certificate from the British Arrows Craft Awards for being a finalist for Best
Production Design for the McDonald's TV commercial I did last year! I think I need to frame that and put it up on my wall!
I've been very lucky for Bombay Sapphire to choose me as one of their five British Creatives to create an amazing infused
gin and tonic for the Diamond Jubilee. The wonderful Sam Carter helped me create a transmogrification cocktail.....
Transmogrification means when two flavours are put together, they create a new one - grapefruit and vanilla = chocolate!
I must say it's so delicious and perfect for a sunny day.
See the exciting project here.
And here's the recipe. It's so good!
Zesty Surprise (Rhea Thierstein)
50ml Bombay Sapphire
15ml Vanilla sugar syrup*
10 fresh grapefruit segments
100ml Fever-Tree Tonic Water
Pour the syrup and gin into the bottom of a tall glass. Stir to mix. Add the grapefruit segments. Fully fill the glass with cubed ice then top with Tonic Water. Stir for a final time to combine.