Prop Maker

A prop and costume maker based out of Brighton, UK. Keith finished his Prop Making and Special Effects degree from Northbrook College in 2015, and is now working at Plunge Creations, as well as taking independent commissions. 

My name is Keith Thomson

I’m a 37-year-old prop maker based in Worthing, West Sussex. I completed a Politics degree in 2007, but spent most of the time there making props and costumes. This trend continued all the way up to 2013, when I finally decided to try to turn my hobby into my profession. 

I followed the advice of friends in the industry, and made my way to Northbrook College to embark on a Prop Making and Special Effects degree. The two-year course gave me a grounding in moulding, casting, woodwork, metalwork, foamwork, pattern making and everything in between! Throughout my degree I supported myself with part-time work, and took independent commissions whenever I could, so I’m no stranger to hard work. I was frequently the first in the studio and the last to leave, as I can’t think of anywhere I feel more at home than in a workshop. 

After leaving college I immediately stared a three-month placement at Pinewood Studios working on the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Thereafter, I have spent the last five years working for Plunge Creations in Hove, West Sussex. I have developed greatly as a prop maker, and have now built a portfolio of work that I feel stands me in good stead to grow as an effective and hard working prop maker. As well as developing as a maker I have also been entrusted with on-site installs, both domestically and abroad. 

My name is Keith Thomson

I’m a prop maker based in Worthing, West Sussex. I completed a Politics degree in 2007, but spent most of the time there making props and costumes. This trend continued all the way up to 2013, when I finally decided to try to turn my hobby into my profession

I followed the advice of friends in the industry, and made my way to Northbrook College to embark on a Prop Making and Special Effects degree. The two-year course gave me a grounding in moulding, casting, woodwork, metalwork, foamwork, pattern making and everything in between! Throughout my degree I supported myself with part-time work, and took independent commissions whenever I could, so I’m no stranger to hard work. I was frequently the first in the studio and the last to leave, as I can’t think of anywhere I feel more at home than in a workshop. 

After leaving college I immediately stared a three-month placement at Pinewood Studios working on the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Thereafter, I have spent the last five years working for Plunge Creations in Hove, West Sussex. I have developed greatly as a prop maker, and have now built a portfolio of work that I feel stands me in good stead to grow as an effective and hard working prop maker. As well as developing as a maker I have also been entrusted with on-site installs, both domestically and abroad. 

latest project

Samsung Haunted House

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Meet Keith Thomson

Get to know a little more about me and my journey through the industry so far.

What I Do

sculpting

Experience with poly-based sculpting

moulding and casting

From large scale silicone‐jacket moulds, to matrix, to fibreglass, to vac-form. I’ve done plenty of plaster moulds, latex pours, core moulds, multi-part moulds and composite moulds.

vinyl

I love doing vinyl application, and I’ve used SignLab to design and cut custom prints.

Foam

I love working with pastozote for costume construction, and I’m also well versed in latex foams and expanding casting foams.

wood and carpentry

Whilst not my specialty I know my way around a table saw and a router well enough.

What I've Made

Get In touch

+44 7854 004 550

available from 10:00 – 19:00

keiththomsonprops@gmail.com