“The whale was initially a client project, and they wanted two fins. I really enjoyed making that for them, so I made this version of which has more of a natural history feel and only has 1 fin – which they do in real life.

The dragon head and claws are part of a puppet.The body is articulated and can move, and then I fabricated over in it black and I sewed individual scales on.

I loved making them – I like sculpting, particularly animals.”