Contemporary Automata

Dove of Peace

A new automaton.

Automata, animatronic and wooden artworks.

My pieces are made predominantly from wood. Partly because it is a beautiful material to work with but also because there is a considerable challenge in making complex mechanisms and pieces out of a natural material.
Most of my automata have complicated mechanisms which take months of design and experimentation to develop. I retain the first example of each piece as part of my personal collection and for reference purposes and I create further ones 2 or 3 at a time that are available to purchase.
The intention of this site is to show my work but also to share the tips and methods that I have discovered whilst making them to help others start in automata making, a fascinating and diverting art. Many of my automata can be purchased from stock or ordered. I also sell plans which can be used as a base for a variety of subjects.

Welcome to my site.

Philip Lowndes

© Philip Lowndes
Long View
Church Green
Nr Saffron Walden Essex
CB10 1RA

Tel. +44 (0)1799530785