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Lisa Slater Automata

Automata maker

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire


automata, maker in wood, automaton commissions


£200 — £700


I make automata primarily from wood creating handcrafted wet timber pieces and bespoke commissions. My work reflects a humorous insight for the application of movement in automaton that are beautifully made with an added dimension. Each automaton is unique responding with the materials to produce an original outcome.
I am influenced by historical craft and folk art objects, my love of animals and things that give humour.


Wonky Donkey For Automata on the Pier with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

15 Mar 2018
I have just completed a lovely automata based on my child hood memories of riding a sea side donkey. The piece is for Cabaret Mechanical Theatre current exhibition on Hastings Pier. The exhibition runs till the 15th April 2018.

Self Portrait Automata goes to San Francisco

08 Nov 2017
Summer has been good fun making an automata of myself. This commisioned piece is for Carbaret Mechanical Theatre and has gone to San Francisco for an exhibition called Curious Contraptions in the Exploratorium - November 2016 to January 28, 2018

Meet The Artist

30 Sep 2017
An artists profile for the current touring exhibition for Art Unpacked - Marvellous Mechanicals. Celebrate ingenious moving sculptures that surprise and intrigue with Marvellous Mechanicals.

Available for commissions


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Three Sheds - For Marvellous Mechanicals - Art Unpacked

Disciplines Automata
Materials Wood, Textiles

Self Portrait Automata for Exploratorium - San Francisco

Disciplines Automata
Materials Wood, Textiles

Automata At The Centre for the Applied Arts, Ruthin.

Disciplines Automata
Materials Wood