Set Design: Mince Pie Manufactory

Role: Set designer and model maker

My weird and wonderful Christmas design was based on vintage industrial kitchen meets Charlie and Chocolate factory. The bold clock tower with kinetic moving components was a salvation from hectic Christmas shopping. Situated in the atrium at the Exchange, Ilford, the Marvellous Mince Pie Manufactory, a pop-up mince pie workshop invited visitors last November and December to create their own ‘artisan’ version of the institutional Christmas classic. Children modernised mince pies with new and interesting fillings from the bizarre insects and honey to the more conventional apple paste!