I am an inventive and creative designer, working within the arts. My project roles vary from theatre design, illustration, event design, and puppetry. I lead workshops for children and I teach theatre design in higher education. I also run Hattie Pom Pom, a creative hat making company. RECENT PROJECT- Head of styling for Jamie Oliver's Big Feastival/ Costume, set, and puppetry with Blunderbus Theatre Company. 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark' CURRENT PROJECTS- A vintage wedding styling project/ Creating the show The Secret Garden with Angel Exit Theatre. MY UPCOMING PROJECT- The styling of 'Wedding week' at Bluewater Shopping Centre

Friday, 19 November 2010

My costume design workshop held at The Arts University College At Bournemouth

This summer I created a workshop for a group of Brazilian students who had come over to the Arts University College at Bournemouth to experience costume design. I lead the 2 day experience with the theme being anthropomorphism within design.

We explored various ways to transform a performer into an animal and looked at many designers and inspirational images.

The group split into groups and were given an animal and also a type of character. We had characters such as a scientist beetle and a walrus queen. The groups created visual boards of ideas and concepts. We then all rummaged through the costume store and found items which would be fitting for the design.

Then it was off to the charity shops, each with a ten pound note to gather any bits essential for creating their character!
After hair and makeup we all headed to the photography studio where we had a photoshoot of all the characters as if promoting a thetare production. It was a great two days and we all had lots of fun!