Katie is a puppeteer, model maker and animator with a BA in animation from the University of the Arts London.
She specialises in stop motion animation, puppet making and illustration. Katie’s latest animation work includes Mother Art prize winner, Mary Martins’ autobiographical mixed media animation, Childhood Memories for Animation 2018 for the BFI and BBC.
Katie lovingly handcrafts the puppets for Rust and Stardust’s productions, from little fluffy dogs, to six foot mermen and everything in between.
In addition to her work for Rust & Stardust, Katie has made puppets and performed for a number of productions, including Atomic Force Productions' Beowulf, Bright Moon Theatre's The Lady of Shalott and Baba Yaga and The Invisible Giant for Feral Theatre.
She was recently commissioned to turn the two-dimensional illustration of John the Giant, from local author and illustrator, Julienne Lazell’s children’s book of the same name, into a working puppet to visit schools in Sussex.
Katie worked as an associate artist for puppet designer and maker, Jo Lakin for The Birmingham Repertory 2018 production of The Wizard of Oz.
Katie assists and teaches puppet making in children’s workshops for The Little Angel Theatre in Islington and Primary Workshops for Schools in the South East and is a regular storyteller in West Sussex.