Zenna was a shadow-puppeteer for The Clockwork Moth's 'The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs' in 2015/16. She works predominantly in ceramic sculpture. Her pieces incorporate themes of narrative, character and nature, and are inspired by her experiences of growing up in Cornwall and her connection to its landscape, cultural traditions, and mythology. Much of her sculptural work uses porcelain clay, a material with a close connection to the area in which she grew up, near China Clay Country . She incorporates found objects such as old wood and vegetation into her pieces. The characters depicted in her work come from or are inspired by the Cornish myths and stories told to her by her parents, and are imagined through these narratives and their settings. The wild landscapes of Cornwall are a common context for these tales, and suggest a hidden other world.
Chez was a shadow-puppeteer for The Clockwork Moth's "Philip Pullman's 'Clockwork'" in 2010-11. She is a community artist with a clear vision to connect with people. She enjoys doing this through stories; music, circus, and dance. Her work currently brings together massage therapy, yoga and the stories we hold in our bodies. She teaches yoga for singing, runs creative curriculums in schools, shares play workshops internationally, writes music and songs, fools, collaborates, directs, and feels that we must share what we are discovering with a light, playful attitude.
Sarah was a shadow-puppeteer for The Clockwork Moth's 'The Monsters of Snorkelwood' and 'Professor Bumble's Unthinkable Ape-ulator,' around 2013. She is an artist, designer, puppet maker and puppeteer, based in South Devon. She trained in Theatre Design at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff from 2009 to 2012. Projects have involved set design, costume design and prop making, as well as running participatory workshops in designing and making for all ages. She works on a regular basis with Devon based puppet company Puppetcraft . In 2016 she formed her own puppet theatre company 'Wild Toy Theatre' and created their first show 'The Fisher-Knight's Tale'.
Dartmoor Skies are currently collaborating with The Clockwork Moth - we have a 'show of sorts called 'A Trip Through The Solar System,' which we keep adding to over time. They are a a charity that aims to inspire people about astronomy and science. The founders of Dartmoor Skies, Rob and Bryony, have been pitching their telescope up on Dartmoor for the last couple of years and know just how amazing the views of planets, stars and galaxies can be. Their purpose is to make astronomy more accessible by running astronomy events in multiple location and providing a small, but perfectly formed, collection of telescopes for people to use. Think of them as a mini mobile observatory with cakes, hot drinks and blankets.
Leah was a shadow-puppeteer for The Clockwork Moth's 'The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs' in 2015/16. She would love nothing more than to gather a picnic and wander into Tove Jansson's illustrated world ... A dreamer, an outdoor educator and artist who enjoys story and the magic intervention of circus in the everyday. She dreams to combine the ingredients of story, shadow play and circus... Ideas cooking... In the meanwhile you follow her on Instagram @lehakirb