A recent commission.
Welcome to my web site where I showcase my contemporary automata, animatronics and wooden artworks.
All my art is created from common hardwoods, mainly beech, ash, american cherry and lime wood.
The different woods are chosen for strength, fineness of grain and natural beauty.
Hardwoods are pleasant materials to work with but present an interesting challenge in making durable complex mechanisms and pieces out of a natural material.
Many of my automata have complicated mechanisms which take months of design and experimentation to develop and I then produce them in small batches of 2 or 3 pieces, available for sale on this site and also in my Etsy shop. Some automata are held in stock, other are made to order. I also consider commissions.
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.
I hope that you enjoy exploring my site. I apologise if some of the deeper pages are not yet well formatted. I am working on improvements.
You can also follow me on Instagram at www.instagram.com/automataworks
© Philip Lowndes
Nr Saffron Walden Essex
Tel. +44 (0)1799530785