Islay Gray

Prop Making

Student Information


After receiving an HND in Furniture Making, Islay decided to broaden her skillset and applied to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) to study Prop Making. Here, Islay discovered a love for learning new things and challenging herself. Islay has grown immensely through the past three years and is extremely excited for what’s next!

“I think prop making is the perfect balance of creativity, practicality and problem solving. There are so many areas within prop making that it is impossible to ever stop learning. During my time at RCS I have discovered a love for sculpting, in all materials, shapes and sizes and am excited to develop this skill during my professional career. Whether I’m working with hardwoods, clay or foam I really enjoy seeing a piece of work go from the initial design to a finished piece. I’m open to any opportunities that might come my way but I’m also learning its sometimes necessary to create our own opportunities. I’d love to do some larger scale sculpture work and creative theming is something that really interests me. I think I would be a great asset to any team or project.”



  • Sculpting
  • Furniture Making
  • Moulding and Casting
  • Usage of Machines and Power Tools
  • Welding Experience
  • Upholstery
  • Foam Work
  • Polystyrene Carving
  • Miniatures and Model Making
  • Managing Experience


Show photos: RCS Flickr, Others: Islay Gray


Cinderella production (bear head)

The Breathing House (chaise)

Dead Man Walking production (Christ figurine)

Furniture making

The Rape of Lucretia (male bust)

Peter Pan production (mushroom)

Petro sculpture - Personal project

Anatomy of a Suicide production (rabit)


Sculpting Petro

The Making of Wilbur the Whale