Patrick Bond was born in Surrey, England in 1955. He has moved around a lot since then and finally settled in Falmouth, Cornwall in 1976.
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre opened in Falmouth in 1979, and Patrick has been closely involved in working with automata ever since.
He started making automata as gifts from any old bits of junk, sewing machines to slot machines. He particularly likes using scrap metal, and his work ‘Interplanetary Gears’ uses parts from a bicycle. He is often commissioned to make strange and exotic doorbells!