creative fabrications prop making

Welcome to Creative Fabrications

We design, create, build and install. Ranging from art and sculpture to mechanical special effect props, model making, set building, fabrication for interior and exterior, domestic, commercial and retail projects to one off bespoke pieces!

Based in Brighton Creative Fabrications have been creating unique and bespoke items for TV, film, theatre, retail, displays, advertising campaigns, private and commercial clients.

With a wide range of skills, techniques, skills and experience, we can make it happen!

From film set props to amazing unique sculptures, fabulous effect costumes to bespoke jewellery commissions, we will help you get the perfect result for your project. Creative fabrications offers a friendly service in achieving all your requirements, taking care of attention to detail producing quality finished pieces for you.

We work personally with you throughout your project, from initial concept, research and development, final design right through the production process to final delivery/installation. We can create something extraordinary for you.


Creative Fabrications are highly creative, independent, Brighton based design and fabrication specialists.

We make fabulous things!

Having worked on numerous prestigious projects for private clients, film, tv, theatre and the music-video industries, designing, creating and building special effect props for the entertainment industry to working with private clients, we endeavour to create something totally unique however large or small.

We have been involved in the making of many high profile creative projects, prototypes, models, stage set builds, props for west end and have produced special displays, awards and ‘one-off’ bespoke items for promotional advertisiong, retail-marketing and exhibition sectors. We also produce bespoke requirements for interior and exterior fabrication needs.

We have worked together with many clients across a variety of cross sectors including Beaulieu Palace house, Glyndebourne opera house, Royal Opera House, Royal albert hall, Chichester Festival Theatre, Kenneth Brannagh Theatre, Theatre Royal Brighton, British Council, Madame Tussauds, Pinewood Studios, Shepperton Studios and many more.

We pride ourselves on the variation and fine quality of the work we manufacture. Our ability to achieve unique and unusual to simple specific requirements, we embrace solving design problems, we deliver results of the highest quality with great care and attention to detail.

Whatever you require Creative fabrications can make it happen!

CALL NOW ON: 07502 174 028

We provide a wide range of services:
  • Mechanical props
  • Costumes
  • Film and theatre set elements
  • Displays,
  • Commissions
  • Mobile welding
  • model making
  • Sculpture
  • Bespoke fabrication
  • Silversmithing and jewellery
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Creative Fabrications was founded by Clare Grotefeld who has over 23 years of experience working in the entertainment and creative arts industry.

Clare trained at The Royal College of Art and went on to work as a special effects prop maker working with foremost companies such as Neil Corbould Special Effects, Glyndebourne Opera House and The Royal Opera House armoury and prop departments.

Clare has project managed and coordinated for established prop companies and has taught at Camberwell College of Arts. In doing so Clare Grotefeld gained her PGcert for Higher education and became a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.

Clare currently resides in Brighton running Creative Fabrications.

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