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Artistes | Silhouette Cutters

What are silhouettes?
Silhouette Cutting, is a form of entertainment where hand crafted miniature profiles of the guests are cut, with nothing more than paper, sharp scissors, and an artist flair, in only a matter of seconds!
Silhouettes are a particularly special form of entertainment, as the art is unique and with only a very few artistes practising in the UK it is extremely rare. Each silhouette captures a flattering yet true likeness of a personís profile, which is then given as a gift or keepsake of the day.

Why should I book?
A silhouette is a must have gift that can be available to the discerning party host. It is sophisticated, entertaining and most clients or guests will have not have seen this unique art form before. Each silhouette gives a flattering likeness of the guest and is given as a keep-sake of the special occasion. The art is fast paced so everyone can experience it first hand.

 

Megumi Silhouette Cutter Artiste
Her talents also stretch to origami, she performs origami along with her husband Steve, see our Origami Artistes page. Megumi is a professional entertainer with many years of performing experience in the corporate, television and media worlds. By engaging her you can rest assured that your guests will receive an intriguing professional performance high-lighted by humour, audience involvement and a unique brand of artistry.
Megumi is one of the few artistes who continue to practice the tradition of free-hand cut portraiture. You can have a guestís silhouetted glued onto a customized card. For a wedding, Megumi will produce A4 sized silhouettes of the Bride and Groom in full wedding attire, something which they will treasure for a long time. As an additional item for the corporate market, Megumi is able to create a personalized bookmarker of a client's/guest's name in Japanese characters.
 
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Sarah Silhouette Cutter Artiste
Internationally renowned silhouette artiste, Sarah is truly a cut above the rest and will wow everyone as she takes to the floor with this unique art form.
Each silhouette is beautifully executed using nothing more than specialised scissors and black paper. Sarah produces flattering silhouette profiles in only a matter of minutes as part of a mix ní mingle entertainment which gets the party in full swing. Itís a great ice breaker that will have even the coyest of guests demanding to have one. What ever the theme, Sarah can tailor to suit your event.
Silhouettes are a stylish memento of your function that leaves an ever lasting impression. That is why so many clients realise the potential of placing a special message or logo inside the mount card which will be cherished for a life time.
Sarah has an extensive background in all types of art; her main specialisation has always been portraiture and now a proud member of the American paper cutters guild.
She has been performing the art of silhouettes at numerous functions from high profile corporate events to weddings, festivals, charity occasions and promotional campaigns, across the country and internationally. Jumpingfrogs was delighted to ask Sarah to perform in December 2006 at St James Palace for the Royal Family!
 
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Charles Silhouette Cutter Artiste
Charles is widely regarded as the finest silhouette cutter practicing in the country today. He began by studying painting and took up the cutting silhouettes in the late 1980's. Over a ten year period he gradually built up a reputation for the quality of his work, and today has a busy schedule, bringing his art to an ever increasing audience at events all over the world.
Charles was featured in the BBC2 series "Tales of Tools" (in the episode about scissors!), and in the course of his travels has been fortunate to meet and cut silhouettes of many of the notable figures of our times including (among others) The Queen and President Clinton. Today he has a busy schedule bringing his art to an extraordinary variety of events all over the UK and abroad.
 
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Alison Silhouette Cutter and Origami Artiste
Alison is coming from a long family tradition of silhouette cutting; she learned the art from her grandmother in America at a young age! Skilled in all things paper, she is also an accomplished paper folder & origami artiste. Alison studied graphics and jewellery design.
She especially enjoys working at weddings and company fun days, and is conveniently placed to travel to events anywhere around London and the south of England.
Alison's silhouettes have a slightly nostalgic air, as if walking from the pages of history, and are heavily influenced by the American tradition of silhouette cutting. She also has a great sense of fun!
 
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Mike Silhouette Cutter Artiste
There is a sense of magical wonder in cutting an accurate profile likeness from paper, and one glance at the way Mike uses his scissors will tell how he earned the name "The Magician"!
Mike is in fact a talented magician, but dissatisfied with "conjuring tricks", he is keen to pursue a feeling of true magic and mystery in his performance as a silhouette artiste. He began teaching himself to cut silhouettes after studying the work of the famous magician-silhouettes Dai Vernon.
From his background in architecture, Mike has gained a unique sense of proportion and linear style. Professing a fascination with line, he visualises a silhouette as being like a piece of string moved in around a shadow. Mike was booked for the Queen's 80th birthday party in 2006. He's an extraordinary artiste, and his quiet, professional approach will work wonders at any event.
 
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Steve Silhouette Cutter Artiste
Steve is one of only 7 practicing silhouette cutters in the UK and also collects old and unusual silhouette art. He is also an accomplished watercolour painter who enjoys teaching these skills to others and manages to fill his lessons with a passion and enthusiasm for art that makes it a delight to learn.
 

 
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Claudette Silhouette Cutter Artiste
Claudette has worked in Florida's Disneyland for nine years, and her art is described
as being "beautiful and highly nostalgic". Armed with no more than a long pair of scissors, some black paper, and a winning smile, Claudette will descend on your guests ''cutting heads'' as she goes! The resulting silhouettes are beautiful, highly nostalgic and (usually!) flattering.
Professionally mounted, they make a souvenir of your event your guests will treasure for many years.
 
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