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James C Cochrane

My work consists of many elements which I developed while studying for my degree in theatre Design at Central Saint Martins. These may be freestanding figures – up to life size – mirror frames or wall mounted creatures.

I produce characters, animals and people, full of humour and fun, quirky and amusing very often to commission. I alter scale, using colour and pattern and play with words and phrases. Illustration also plays an important part in my work.

I start each new piece with an idea or image from a magazine, from a book or photograph of an owner's pet animal. These I redraw to work out posture, support and their ability to sit or stand.

Made with a papier-mache and multimedia technique I am largely inspired by my love for animals, especially dogs. I have produced all breeds, alive or even no longer with us.

Children's book illustration and teaching are other aspects of my work. I sell in galleries and shops throughout the country and private commissions are frequent and very welcome.

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After very many years of craft&design we've decided that we'd like to retire and so in 6 days we will close the craft&design website, including craft&design Online and the craft&design Selected Makers and Craft and Design Month websites. We've had a brilliant 35 years and would like to thank all our readers, advertisers, writers, contributors and website visitors for their support throughout that time. Our very best wishes to you all for the future - Angie and Paul.