The Water Bearer

Making Of and Blog for the animation "The Water Bearer" about Twyford Waterworks

Clare Aburn: Assistant Animator

On Our team we have Clare Aburn as Assistant Animator creating some of the loops for the animation.


Clare is an animator and illustrator, who in 2012 graduated from an MA in animation from the UCA in Farnham. Over the past year Clare has worked on several short films, and plans to continue to develop her skills within the animation industry.

You can view her work on Vimeo at

And the winner is…

We had a hard time to choose between the splendid Designs created by the students of Twyford St Mary CE School.

But we had to choose… here below the winners!

Special Mention : JOE

Third Place : BRONTE

Second Place: KATY



The toad will be included in the film and animated by a professional animator… here below the final design and a test for the animation

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All the designs were truly amazing, so imaginative and full of details, but we had to select only one winner. To choose the winner we had to take in consideration “character”, “style” and “economy of shapes” for the animation, Daphne’s design needed simplifying to be animated in an economical way. We lost the dots and the hat but we kept the shape, the huge eyes and the warming contagious smile.

Competition Shortlist

We run a small competition at St Mary to draw a mascot for Twyford Waterworks Trust. The winning design will appear in the animation

Here below the wonderful shortlisted Design; and in two weeks we will announce the winner.

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Day 1 at Twyford St Mary’s CE School – Machinery –

What a wonderful day!

This morning we started the first session of a three days workshop  at St Mary’s CE School. Students are participating in the production of the animation.

Today year 5 & 6 went up to the Waterworks to explore the site on a Nature Walk, and to sketch elements from the Steam Engine Room. Then from the sketches we created short moving animated loops.

Here below you can view the animated loops, all the students drawings and details of the site we found fascinating.

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(Click on the picture for a larger view)


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Visit to Twyford Waterworks

We are creating a short animation for Twyford Waterorks trust, a 90 second piece telling the story of the site.

Here few picture of our first visit. (Click the picture to view  full size)

Tywford Water Works