FOR LARGER events you might want to book more than one silhouettist. Whilst silhouettists are a vanishingly rare breed, I can call on the small network of fellow artists I call a “snippet”.
Principal among the snippet is my friend and colleague Mike Herbert.
A Roving Artist or Two
Michael and I began working together as the Roving Artist in 2001. Our aim was to introduce the best of silhouette cutting to the corporate and private events market. Since then we have embarked on a deep and enduring artistic collaboration.
Michael is always my number-one choice when two silhouettists are needed, or when I’m not available.
A Snippet of Silhouettists
Here are my favourite UK based artists, all of whom I’ve worked with on many occasions over many years.
When is one silhouettist not enough?
When booking entertainment for a sit-down dinner my usual advice is to book one silhouettist for 200 guests.
This doesn’t mean that one silhouettist can physically cut 200 silhouettes in an evening! It does mean that I might expect to visit each of twenty or so tables during the even gin, cutting a couple of silhouettes at each to entertain your guests.
If you have 25 or 30 tables I will endeavour to do the same. However, when numbers approach 40 tables you should consider booking a second artist.
For very large events (500+) I can arrange a snippet of three or four silhouettists to attend. Silhouette cutting is a very rapid art and ideally suited to this kind of event.