Eve Bannister

Statement

Eve Bannister is an artist based in Bristol. Her background is rooted in drawing and illustration, but since studying Animation she has discovered the joys of puppetry and model-making, and bringing characters to life through stop motion.
During her time at UWE she has refined her skills in sculpture, moulding and casting, and metalwork to broaden her puppet-making knowledge. Eve now specialises in model-making and is currently working on a stop-motion film project at the NFTS as a prop-maker.

Achievements & Experience

'Dave Osmand Bursary Fund' Award, UWE Bristol (2020)
Assistant Puppet-Maker, 'Salvation Has No Name' HANGAR Studios (Bristol, 2020)
Model-Maker, 'Mabinogion Dragons', The Story Museum (Oxford 2019)
Assistant Model-Maker, 'Disney Star Wars Commercial', Yaminations (Birmingham 2019)
Stop-Motion Teaching Assistant, BFI Animation Camp (Barton 2019)
PAL Life Drawing Tutor, UWE Bristol (2018-2019)
Volunteer, Encounters Film Festival (Bristol, 2018)
BA(Hons) Animation, University of the West of England (2017-2020)
UWE Bristol Deans List (2017-2020)

Contact

Personal Professional Website Personal professional email

Featured Projects:

Maquette Selection

A selection of character maquettes made with chavant and plastilin clays. From left to right 'Loralai', 'Fitzgerald', 'Richard', 'Harvey', 'Wilfred'. Bottom 'Hugo'. 'Loralai' (Design by Georgie Bentley )

Instrument Creatures

Characters created with photoshop collage technique, using instruments and pre-existing 3D objects to design stop-motion puppets.

Instrument Maquettes

Some examples of sculpting from the photoshop collages, adjusting design to fit the 3D form and the clay as necessary. Left to right 'Franklyn', 'Tim', 'Alfie'

The Conductor

Maquette, ball and socket armature, and prototype puppet. Maquette sculpted with chavant clay. Ball and socket armature made in UWE's metalwork fabrication centre. Prototype puppet made from wire and foam armature with mixed media fabrics and textures for clothing design. Behind the scenes film can be found on vimeo page!

Prop-Making

Table, chairs and bar stools for stop-motion film. Includes k+s rigging to secure puppets on the seats. Made from balsa wood and painted with acrylic paints.

Anglerfish

This sculpture was created during lockdown as a found object experiment, using recyclable materials. This piece consists of a milk carton, cardboard, a broken lightbulb, a dozen cocktail sticks, a lollipop stick, and four tin cans.