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10th January 2020

Gavin Strange

This week we’ve packed our plasticine and carried out a search of The Avon to pick up Bristol’s finest maker of noise, Gavin Strange. By day, Gavin is Director and Designer at the beloved Aardman Animations, the Academy Award-winning studio behind Wallace & Gromit, and by night he indulges in passion projects, drenching them in fizzy, fuzzy energy as he morphs into his alter-ego Jam Factory.

A serial tinkerer whose capacity for fun bursts through his beanie, Gavin is also an author, toy inventor and speaker. He talks to us candidly on this, having car parts thrown at his head, pixels, plasticine and what Morph is really like, the unlikely crossover of Maya Angelou and Dragon Ball Z, why we need more wonky things, and a whole lot more.

Embrace your fizz and fuzz. Listen and you won’t be disappointed.


Follow @JamFactory on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

And visit his website.

Do Fly: Find Your Way. Make a Living. Be Your Best Self by Gavin Strange.

Or for more fizzy, fuzzy energy… listen to the audio version.

Animation Recommendations:

Adobe Creative Cloud (with student discount)

Stop Motion Studio


Guest's Reading List

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Feck Perfuction

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Draplin Design Co: Pretty Much Everything

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Why? How? What? The First Big Book of Art


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