Contemporary Automata

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 took 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 have a limited production of repeats which are available to order.
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 hobby, Many of my automata can be purchased. I also sell plans which can be used as a base for a variety of subjects.

Welcome to my site and please click on the thumbnail pictures for more information.

Philip Lowndes