Laura Mathews

is creating articulated animal sculpture and puppetry
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Access to Patreon only content, updates, competitions, and discounts, plus selected file downloads and printouts for making your own animals! 

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Access to Patreon only content, updates, competitions, and discounts, plus access to more complex file downloads and printouts for making your own animals! 


Plus- monthly mail-outs of little lasercut designs and creatures as a thank you! 

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Access to Patreon only content, updates, competitions, and discounts, plus access to more complex file downloads and printouts for making your own animals! 


Plus- Monthly mail-outs of little lasercut designs and creatures as a thank you!


Plus- Bigger mail-outs of creatures, prototypes, and other things I'm designing and making as a REALLY big thank you! 


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About Laura Mathews

Hello! I'm Laura, I design and make articulated animals sculptures and puppets. My work focuses on bio-mimicry and creating truly convincing impressions of life. I spend a huge amount of time designing each creature, studying the skeleton and muscular structures in depth. 

I was always intrigued by biological mechanics- I remember my Mum having to repeatedly hide the dead blackbird I'd found in the garden because I kept finding and examining it, opening and closing the wings and marvelling at their beauty and precision. We also raised a tiny pink baby sparrow, which had fallen from it's nest, into a fully fledged adult. Watching the pin feathers slowly un-peel into a perfect flying machine was incredible, and hugely influential on my work.  

I work by sketching ideas on paper before doing more precise drawings with CAD, then lasercutting flat layers which are glued together before carving, colouring and finishing with leather and fabric details. I am also just starting to explore 3D digital design and 3D printing!

If you become a Patreon you'll get access to exclusive content- videos, making information, blueprint downloads, updates, competitions, mail-outs and more! The joy of making is universal and I truly believe in sharing what I've learned to help others experience that, so join me on this journey as I try to create life out of wood! 

Thank you so much! 

Laura
Goals
100% complete
When I reach $500pcm I'm going to hire a filmmaker to visit a model village and record my dragon crawling over castles and menacing it's miniature residents! 
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 55 exclusive posts
38
Images
1
Link
6
Updates
10
Videos