Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures LTD is an experienced Uk/london based puppet maker, character designer, scenic artist, props and creatures fabricator for TV, film and theatre.
From kids theatre shows to adorable TV characters. From realistic animals to creepy creatures; I strive to bring artistic excellence, character and attention to detail to every project I work on.
Adding a background and degree in performance and direction, I can take a project from early sketch and concept right through to development, build, implementation and performance training.
As a designer and a trained performer (Bretton Hall) I always consider the performative challenge to the puppeteers and artists working on a production. I approach every project from the point of view of the performers; aiming to create something that is both expressive and a joy to use.
I have worked for a wealth of companies on some very exciting projects. These have included Netflix / Fulwell73, Lucas film, BBC, TED Group, Anarchy, Millenium FX, Tiger Aspect, Working Title, Sky, Merlin Entertainment, Life Cast, Foxy Bingo, Paul Holman Associates, Kenny Wax, OBJEKT, Talk to the Hand, Illyria, and many others.
Working as character maker and/or puppeteer, my work has spanned creating the characters for the major Cbeebies Series Feeling Better, to the new Worzel Gummidge, Dr Who, Zapped, Yonderland and working on international campaigns for Foxy Bingo, Esso, Old Spice, NIKE, Future Play, Pepsi, KAYAK, Duracell, Tums. My work can be seen in internationally in theme parks and resorts including The Maho group, Legoland, Roompot, Sea life Centres.
I enjoy doing many bespoke commissions and like most creatives, I try to do a lot of personal projects, just for fun.
Please browse my galleries in puppets, sculpture, illustration and design or have a browse over my CV.
I am always very happy to discuss or consider a project, and I will always offer advice on something if youre just not sure where to begin. So please feel free to contact me for more information, or to discuss commissions and custom jobs.
Whats Coming Up from the studio:
Grab your tickets now to the Pantomime of your dreams. coming to the west end this christams and a uk tour, Mother Goose the Panto by ATG featuring a cast of puppets designed and built by us!
Alice In Wonderland
Broadway Haus's acclaimed production of Alice in Wonderland is coming to Australia this January.
Spirited Away Live
Working Puppet designer Toby Olier We created the various No Face puppets for the Tokyo tour of Spirited Away Live.
See it now on Netflix, a show about the myths and mirths of Sex. Hosted by Rapper Saweetie and a gang of Sex positive puppets designed and built by Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures Ltd. The show was produced by Fulwell 73 and can be streamed worldwide now.
KOOS / ROOMPOT
Working with The Entertainment Department on their Roompot Client Project, I was the Character designer that redesigned and developed their new version of their famous Mascot Koos Konjin. This fresh new design has now launched and will be appearing across Dozens of resorts around Europe in a variety of forms.
Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures Ltd
Uk Based professional Puppet makers.
Registered in England and Wales. Company #13504148
Studios: Unit 11 and 15 - Pasadena, 124 Toms Ln, Kings Langley, WD4 8NR