I’m Jade, a propmaker and sculptor for Tv, Film and Theatre based in Bristol/Cardiff.
Skills and materials;
- Mould making and casting (polyester resin, polyurethane resins and foams, latex, silicones, acrylic resins, plaster, vinyl, fillers, low melt alloys)
- Body casting (Alginate, plaster bandage)
- Sculpting (waxes, clays, polymer clays, milliput etc)
- Poly carving
- Scenic painting
- Spray painting (emulsion, cellulose)
- Set dressing
- Prop sourcing
- Good machine sewing (domestic and industrial)
- Good hand sewing
- Intermediate hand knitting
- Basic pattern cutting
- Basic carpentry
- Basic MIG welding
- Excellent historical research skills
- Budget management
- Basic AutoCAD, SketchUp and Photoshop
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff
MA Theatre Design: Scenic Art and Construction, 2014/15 (ongoing)
University of Kent 2009 – 2012
BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies First Class Honours
Amalgam Modelmaking Ltd, Bristol. Part of team making Playtime Island model for Cbeebies and waterfall exhibition model for Hisense.
Set dressing work experience
‘The Green Hollow’ BBC Wales, Cardiff. Designer Ed Thomas
National Theatre Wales/Gabblebabble, Cardiff – oversized prop lamb leg
Bakehouse Factory, Bristol – painting beach hut sets and working on an 8ft toadstool prop.
Paleo Creations, Bristol – feather/fur application on Dracoraptor model for the National Museum Cardiff.
Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham – polystyrene tombstones for a production of ‘Great Expectations’.
Scenic art Work Experience
Sherlock; BBC and Hartswood films – stone foamcarving, plastering and painting.
JAG Props, Bristol – breaking down and making props and dressing for immersive production ‘The Undead’ designed by Kelly Jago.
Soft prop maker
Rainbow Productions Ltd, London– Making head of mascot suit for character Suzy Conde Nast.
Fizzi Productions Ltd, Cardiff – remaking and repairing fake arm prop for comedian Brian Conley.
Freelance prop maker/ Painter
Bakehouse Factory, Bristol.
Part of team working on Bakehouse Factory’s Christmas shows.
Freelance prop/mould maker
Wild Creations, Cardiff.
Part of the team moulding and fibreglass casting a Mosasaurus to promote the Jurassic World DVD launch on the Southbank.
Freelance prop/model maker
Amalgam Models, Bristol.
‘The Duchess of Malfi’
director Greg Hersov, designer Valeria Pacchiani. RWCMD.
Art Department work placement
The Bastard Executioner. Twentieth Century Fox TV UK Productions, Cardiff.
Director Paris Barclay, designer Giles Masters.
Specialist prop making work placement
Wild Creations, Cardiff.
Set assistant/prop maker
‘The Winter’s Tale’ director Joe Murphy, designer Anna Kelsey. RWCMD.
Set building and dressing
‘Stanton Trust’ short film. Directors. Martin Hall and Sam Haire – Look Alive Pictures, Bristol.
‘Silent Rooms/ Tiché izby’ short film.
Director Katarina Complova – Bristol.
‘Alternative Tent’, Brisfest Festival, Bristol.
‘Boxcutter’ music video, CDSO Productions – Bristol.
‘Babel’ Wildworks/Battersea Arts Centre – Caledonian Park, London.