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Reserving a Snippet of Silhouettists


THIS IS A QUESTION I hear quite a bit. The reply is “not fairly…”. Silhouette slicing does occupy a tiny area of interest on the planet of artwork, however I’m not fairly the one one.

Figuring out different silhouette artists is commonly helpful. Through the years I’ve cultivated a small community of such artists, each within the UK and abroad.

A community of silhouettists

For bigger occasions I usually discover that purchasers wish to e-book a couple of silhouettist. It is a good thought for occasions with 200 visitors or extra, because it ensures all people will see a minimum of one in all us in motion.

Principal among the many community is my good friend and colleague Michael.

Michael Herbert

Michael and I started working collectively because the Roving Artist in 2001. Our purpose was to introduce one of the best of silhouette slicing to the company and personal occasions market.

Since then now we have launched into a deep and enduring inventive collaboration. I feel each of us have discovered quite a bit from one another, each about slicing silhouettes and current then at occasions.

Charles Burns & Michael Herbert
Michael & I working again to again because the Roving Artist in 2012

Michael is all the time my number-one alternative when two silhouettists are wanted, or once I’m not obtainable.

A Snippet of Silhouettists?

When two or extra silhouettists work collectively, what’s the right collective noun?

Listed here are my favorite UK based mostly artists, all of whom I’ve labored with on many events over a few years. I’m pleased to suggest any of them once I’m not free, or to work with them as a part of a “snippet” at bigger occasions.

Michael Herbert holding a silhouette

ONE GLANCE on the manner Michael makes use of his fingers will let you know how he earned his nick-name “The Magician”. His correct and characterful silhouettes are minimize …

Silhouette artist Alison Russell

ALISON RUSSELL comes from a household custom of silhouette slicing. Her American grandmother, Mary-Lou Russell, taught her to chop whereas she was nonetheless a toddler. Alison’s work …

Taz Burns

AS THE DAUGHTER of a silhouettist Taz Burns has been surrounded by the artwork all her life. She started slicing her personal silhouettes in 2011, …

Artist and Historian

FASCINATED BY THE HISTORY, Steve Abbott is one in all a small band of silhouettists retaining the ornamental and exquisite artwork of the silhouette portrait alive …

Sarah Goddard

SARAH GODDARD started slicing silhouettes in 2000. She found this uncommon artwork while working at an artwork gallery in Henley-on-Thames, the place she first met Charles.

There have been solely …

Mark Conlin, silhouette artist

SILHOUETTIST MARK CONLIN is an artist from the “old-slowful” custom of hand slicing silhouettes. With a facile twist and a skilful manoeuvre of the scissors, …

When is one silhouettist not sufficient?

When reserving leisure for a sit-down dinner my traditional recommendation is to e-book one silhouettist for 200 visitors.

This doesn’t imply that one silhouettist can bodily minimize 200 silhouettes in a night! It does imply that I would anticipate to go to every of twenty or so tables in the course of the even gin, slicing a few silhouettes at every to entertain your visitors.

When you have 25 or 30 tables I’ll endeavour to do the identical. Nonetheless, when numbers method 40 tables it is best to think about reserving a second artist. 

For very giant occasions (500+) I can prepare a snippet of three or 4 silhouettists to attend. Silhouette slicing is a really speedy artwork and ideally suited to this type of occasion. 


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