Feeling Better, Ben and Breagh – Puppet / Character Designer and Builder

I was the puppet designer and  maker for a major new Cbeebies TV series Feeling Better. The show, presented by Dr Radha, features two puppet creatures, Ben and Breagh. They explore the complex world of emotions. Series 1 started airing March 19th 2017, and is featured on BBC 1, the Cbeebies channel, youtube and cbeebies radio. Please visit the BBC …

Old Spice Kraken Puppet

I was a fabricator, part of the large team that built the huge Kraken puppet at Millennium FX for Old Spice. the fabrication department was headed up by Catherine Fleming, who i was assisting. I was also a puppeteer inside the puppet and on set wrangler About Me: I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. Also I design, illustrate, sculpt …

Oi Frog Live – Character Pieces

Oi Frog Live Character Pieces. I built a number of Character costume / puppet pieces for Oi Frog Live , a new musical touring theatre show. Here, you can see examples of some of these characters, including the huge Gnu’s sit in Canoes wig, Larks sit on Sharks, Cheetah Fajita Headdress and chef hat, and the Kangaroo ears and tail. …

BBC feeling btter cbeebies puppets by chris barlow

Feeling Better Puppets – BBC / Cbeebies

BBC /Cbeebies: feeling better. I was the puppet designer and maker for a major new Cbeebies TV series Feeling Better. The show, presented by Dr Radha, features two puppet creatures, Ben and Breagh. They explore the complex world of emotions. Series 1 started airing March 19th 2017, and is featured on BBC 1, the Cbeebies channel, youtube and cbeebies radio. …

Truthful Phone Creature Puppet

I designed and built a prototype puppet for Talk to the Hand, for the independent film – The Truthful Phone. This was a rod and hand puppet, with a fabricated body. The head featured a set of cable controlled animatronics, that made the ears move, eyes blink and eyebrow raise, with a latex face, and fiberglass skull. the face was …

Emporer Penguin – Fabricator, Designer, Sculpter, Art finisher

I designed and built this full size emporer penguin puppet for a short horror film being developed by Art Omnivores. The penguin puppet was fairly simple, with a tongue that moves. I sculpted and cast the head out of latex and foam. The body is reticulated foam fabrications, with fur and art finishing. About Me: I am a professional puppet …

KAYAK advert – Shark Fabrication – ANARCHY LTD

Here is the KAYAK advert in which I Fabricated, Painted and Puppeteered with Dani Boyne, a full size shark for a KAYAK advert. This was for Anarchy ltd. The shark was totally fabricated and carved from scratch all from foam and latex, no sculpture or mould making. I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. Also I design, illustrate, …

Benidorm – Prop puppet – Tiger Aspect

I was asked to build a prop puppet dummy for the tv show Benidorm, for tiger aspect. It unusually had to look like a slightly odd, fan made dummy, that had a resemblance to Shane Ritchies character. It also needed to look a bit like paper mache but in fact was latex and foam because it had to be thrown …

Ninjago Snake Puppet Legoland

The giant Ninjago snake puppet I designed built for the live show in Legoland Windsor. About Me: I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. I design, illustrate, sculpt and fabricate. With a past background in performance as both an actor and puppeteer. I develop characters and build puppets, I always approach the project from the point of view …

Taxidermy Monster Head

A taxidermy monster head I made just for fun. This was a sculpt which later became a latex and rubber cast. painted with acrylics. I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. I design, illustrate, sculpt and fabricate. I also have a performance background as both an actor and puppeteer, so when I develop characters and build puppets I …