Resin 3D printing
Filament 3D printing
Machine lathe work
Having been passionate about prop making for many years, I always tailored my work from a young age to develop existing and new skills that will help me in my goal to become a prop maker. I am now working as a full time self employed Prop maker with a fantastic team of people I can call on whenever needed.
Over the years I have developed a good range of skills as a prop maker, such as sculpting, casting, model making, problem solving and workshop skills. I am always very keen to learn as many new processes and techniques as possible in all areas of the industry and pride myself in my ability to take on a large array of projects. I always put in the research I need to get each job done just right and to the best of my ability.
I am always eager to continue progressing as a prop maker and work in any number of areas; from film and theatre to museums and private display commissions, I take an enormous amount of pride and satisfaction in it everything I do.
First Class Hons Degree in Prop Making and SFX 2016 - 2019
Northbrook Greater Brighton Metropolitan College 2016 - 2018
BTEC Art level 3 A*
A level Film studies grade B
AS English Lit and Lang
The College of Richard Collyer / 2014 -2016
8 GCSEs (A-C) and A* BTec (Equivalent to 4 GCSE’s)
Tanbridge House School / 2009-2014
Although becoming a professional prop maker has always been my ultimate ambition I have always enjoyed a range of art in my free time as well, some being painting, drawing and sculpting. I think that this has heavily influenced my work in prop making and given me a good foundation to build from at a young age.
I recently appeared in three consecutive editions of the Cranleigh Magazine where I was asked to discuss my prop making. I wrote the first two articles in the ' artists corner' column about my working experiences and processes involved. For the third Christmas edition I was kindly asked to headline the paper for the 'people profile' section that I was interviewed for. These articles can be found below.
- October - The Magic of Props, By Christopher Sutton
- November - A Deep Sea Dive, By Christopher Sutton
-December - People Profile, Christopher Sutton Prop Maker
I have been involved with the Scout Movement from the age of 6 and have gone through Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers; I was a Cub leader for 1st Shipley Scouts for 7 years and have now been the leader of the Explorer section for the past year. Scouting has taught me good leadership and problem solving skills whilst also teaching me to work effectively in group situations with people of all ages.
Through the Scouts I have been heavily involved in working for charity, including putting up marquees on a regular basis to raise funds for the group. I have also been part of the team catering at the Barns Green Half Marathon for several years and various other events, including the 'Relay for Life' . Hiking has also always been a hobby of mine and over the last few years I have combined this with raising money for charity. Some of my highlights have been completing the 'Three Peaks Challenge' which consists of climbing the highest mountains in England Scotland and Wales back to back in order to raise money for the Dame Vera Lynn School for the parents of children with cerebral palsy. I also recently hiked the South Downs over 5 days with a group of friends in aid of ‘Classrooms for Kenya’ and A 50k hike for the Stroke Association. Next year I plan to climb Kilimanjaro for charity.
Taskmaster TV Show
Large scale prop to be unveiled upon release
Airing 2023- Avalon Entertainment
Reference- Alex Horne, Andrew Dames, Andy Devonshire
Eton Natural History Museum
-Two bespoke full size Cane Toad display models
Reference- Curator George Fussey- firstname.lastname@example.org
-Full Scale England football coach 'Gareth Southgate' statue to be used in a comedy TV pilot.
Russian Ice Stars- Cirque De Glace
- Volcano measuring 6m/4m along with aluminium frame to be used as a stage piece in the ice skating performance
Glass Of Bubbly
- Classic Movie prop display replicas, Ghostbusters trap and pedal
- Large scale OSB turned cork trophy
- Champagne turned and sculpted hardwood trophy
Reference - Christopher Walkey- Christopher@glassofbubbly.com
'Ordinary Adventures' youtube channel
-Full size 'Star Wars' Salacious Crumb model private commision
- Charity mammoth display piece
- Construction and restoration of three cast iron benches in company colours
- Construction/restoration and parts fabrication of two vintage street lamps
- Two large wooden cake stands
References - Lizzie Moyse- email@example.com
Jamie Forsyth- firstname.lastname@example.org
-Large scale Dinosaur landscape diorama of the cretaceous era in the UK
- Prop shop display and rental
Reference - Jon Simmons -email@example.com
- Fabrication of two wooden owl book ends
- Three prop making magazine articles
Reference - Paul Higgins- firstname.lastname@example.org
De Dion-Bouton Replacement Vintage Car Parts
- Moulding and casting of numerous high finish insulator parts
Reference - email@example.com
Mark Antony Carpentry
- One week work experience placement
Reference - firstname.lastname@example.org