Mark Haig/ Gizmobot

Mark used to sit in front of his parent’s electric fire making robots and rockets and spaceships out of cogs, wheels, and bits of wood that his dad brought back from his job as a clock repairer. Fast forward to the present day and he is now making Gizmobots. These wonderful creations are found objects robot artworks that start life as finds from car bot sales, skips and scrap yards. Each robot is carefully crafted by Mark so that all the parts come together to create a desirable, quirky robot sculpture, each with its own personality. As a qualified electronics engineer he sometimes re-appropriates old electronic equipment to give the robots he makes a purpose, such as being an iPod doc, a desk light or a working radio.