Kickstart Morph

making morph

Being of a certain age, I can date back some of my earliest creative influences to the TV program Take Hart. How I yearned to send in a painting to be shown in the gallery. I can still hear the music. I dabbled making my own versions of the projects that Tony Hart demonstrated and, yes, I too moulded plasticine to look like Morph. In my case, clumsily making him change shape.

Morph building blank

I loved the way that one moment he would be running, next he’d roll himself into a ball and, then splat, he was a puddle.Very slick and very cool. Not sure if he ever really did that. Subsequent characters may be adding their morphing behaviour to my memory, but that’s how I remember him.

half a morph

When IĀ  heard that Aardmans were starting a campaign to bring the flexible fellow back in a series of short episodes, I had to find out more. Then my darling husband came back from work with plasticine to make Morph. Turns out, Aardmans are busy making an army of terracotta morphs and we could join in.

artist and morph

After much discussion, (I lost) it was decided that BL, should make the Morph. Based on her pear creation.

morph on nature table

She opted for a Morph carrying a camera. She said that she was basing it on me. I’m not entirely sure how to take that.

morph taking photos

Fortunately, she had a bit of plasticine left over, which she kindly donated to the other two children (yet again I missed my chance)

little morphs

Their approach to model making was quite different. It always fascinates me that they can have the same project, but even in the case of Morph, make it their own.

morphs packed to travel

All finished. The Morphs were packed in their box and Husband took them into Aardman HQ, where they are now on display with the rest of the Morphs, in reception. For all to see. (Queue the music) I may have missed my chance to send in a painting to Take Hart’s gallery, but having the children share their creations, is even better. They even have badges to prove it!

You can see more of the Morphs created for the Terracotta Army on the Official Morph Facebook page. They even have a photo of our trio up there. Just Awesome!


Also joining in with #LetKidsBeKids



10 thoughts on “Kickstart Morph

  • Wednesday 4 December, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Brilliant…I loved Tony Hart’s work and have several of his books..well worth searching for!

    • Wednesday 4 December, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Hmm. I’ll keep an eye out for the books. They were great programs and I’m sure he inspired many people.

  • Wednesday 4 December, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I too can remember Tony Hart and loved it. I love these figures, your children are so lucky having such a wonderful Mum.

    • Thursday 5 December, 2013 at 12:19 am

      Ah, thank you Briony. I think they did well. I’m pretty sure they are going to want to do more. šŸ˜€

  • Wednesday 4 December, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Ah, I loved Tony Hart! And morph!
    Your morph’s are amazing, well done to your children.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

    • Thursday 5 December, 2013 at 12:31 am

      It does bring back childhood memories!

    • Thursday 5 December, 2013 at 10:24 am

      It was an inspiring program. šŸ™‚

  • Monday 9 December, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Aww these are great, I remember loving this program, it is great to see morph again šŸ™‚

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays …

    • Tuesday 10 December, 2013 at 10:37 am

      It is great to see him out and hopefully inspiring a new generation.

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