This giant animatronic owl was made for the Bakehouse Factory in Bristol. Working alongside designer Jessica Jones, each feather on the 5 meter wingspan was hand crafted, painted and carefully attached so that each feather could move individually. There was also a motorised body tilt from a perched to flying position. This required careful construction of the body shape to allow it the flexibility to change. Materials used include foam, plasterzote, clay, warbler, fabrics, plywood, wire, aluminium and steel.
Giant Barn Owl Puppet
Designer | Jessica Jones
Client | Bakehouse Factory, Bristol
Assistant Puppet Maker
PUPPET MAKING PROCESS