Chloe Benbow is a Designer / Maker for Performance & Events based in the South West. Chloe is a graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and has a BA (Hons) in Design for Performance. She specialises in the design and fabrication of
The Collossal Critter – By PoCo creations
Collaborative Puppet Designer, Maker & Puppeteer
This giant praying mantis inspired puppet was created in collaboration with Poppy Hargreaves for festival walkabout performances. It has fully articulating leg joints, head and pincers. It also has the ability to flat pack into 13 pieces for easier transportation and is filled with LED strip lights for colourful light-up evening walkabouts. The puppet is largely made out of recycled materials sourced from scrap stores such as; gas piping, clingfilm, foam, tights, lighting gels, netting, bubble wrap, wire, old parts of hoovers and industrial thread bobbins. It has performed at numerous outdoor festivals and events.
Giant Snowy Owl
Assistant Puppet Maker
This giant animatronic owl was made for the Bakehouse Factory in Bristol. Working alongside designer Jessica Jones, each feather on the 5 meter wingspan was hand crafted, painted and carefully attached so that each feather could move individually. There was also a motorised body tilt from a perched to flying position. This required careful construction of the body shape to allow it the flexibility to change. Materials used include foam, plasterzote, clay, warbler, fabrics, plywood, wire, aluminium and steel.
Spooky Action At A Distance
Set & Costume Designer