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Tracey Ormston

Technical Demonstrator - Costume Production and Associated Crafts

Tracey Ormston is a costume maker and designer based in Devon, who specialises in millinery and 3D costume prop making. She has experience across a wide variety of creative disciplines, and her portfolio includes costume making for Norwich Theatre Royal, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Exeter Northcott Theatre, The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, Exeter City Council and The Tabard Theatre Chiswick.

Past projects have included making costumes for the BBC programme Poldark (Season 2) and working as a wardrobe assistant for Canadian TV series Frontier, both on set and in the workroom.

Tracey has collaborated with many professional practitioners, such as international designer Leslie Travers and director Emma Rice in Kneehigh's touring production of Rebecca. During her time studying for a BA in Costume here at Arts University Plymouth, where she gained a first class with honours, she trained under professional costume prop maker Jeannie Fletcher from Costume FX.

Tracey's interests include all aspects of costume making, from concept through to finish and she enjoys the challenge of making small props to compliment her designs. Tracey's research interests include bringing new technology into costume creation, using materials such as therma plastics, and working with the equipment in Fab Lab Plymouth - including 3D printers and laser cutters - to investigate new ways of creating props and millinery.

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