WELCOME

Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures LTD is an experienced designer, builder of puppets, sets, props and creatures for TV, film and theatre. I am also an illustrator and sculptor.

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 Lucas film, BBC, TED Group, Anarchy, Millenium FXTiger Aspect, Working Title, Sky, Merlin Entertainment, Life Cast, Paul Holman Associates, Kenny Wax, OBJEKT, Talk to the Hand, The Daryl Worbey StudiosIllyria, 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.

NEWS

Whats Coming Up from the studio:

LEGOLAND MYTHICA

Images owned by Legoland.

Opening May 2021 is Legolands amazing new zone - Mythica. I'm very excited to have been a small part of whats coming to this land. More to be revealed soon.

KOOS /  ROOMPOT

Koos

Launching Easter 2021. 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.

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Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures Ltd
Registered in England and Wales. Company #13504148

Studios: Unit 11 and 15  - Pasadena, 124 Toms Ln, Kings Langley, WD4 8NR