surreal, one-of-a-kind, claymation master
a living legend of his own fading trade.
For over 40 years, Bickford has created the most elaborate stories
in the basement of his Seattle home.
This ain't no Gumbi
Bickford sculpts clay like Frank Zappa composed music:
irrelevant, unconventional, fantastic, absurd
Watch "Monster Road"
and you can see Bickford hard at work
creating, assembling, modifying
over 100 clay pieces for each and every frame.
This is craft at its best.
Bickford achieved cult status with Zappa's film Baby Snakes (1979)