Welcome to Sticks and Stones art studio, where ideas and visions come to life.
Founded in 1994, Sticks and Stones offers you a wide diversity of services. Refined artistic skills and in-depth knowledge of processes and materials are the back-bone of our company. Our goal at Sticks and Stones is to provide you quality design and fine craftsmanship at competitive rates.
Special Make-up Effects, Costume Design, Specialty Props and Puppets are just the starting point at Sticks and Stones. Services like Sculptural Commissions, Custom Mold Making and Specialty Costumes add even more to what is possible at Sticks and Stones.
Sticks and Stones is also the producer of Rubber Wear, a foam latex prosthetic line featuring everything from broken noses and eye bags to cleft chins and pointed ears. This line has been created for professional make-up artists and is sold by retail distributors throughout the U.S. and the World (www.getrubberwear.com).
Sticks and Stones founders, Rob Burman and Jennifer McManus, each bring their unique expertise and skills into play with every new project. Rob Burman is a third generation artist that has spent his life in the Entertainment Industry as a make-up effects artist, sculptor and lab technician. He began his long career right out of school working in special effects labs on over 200 films and projects before opening the doors to Sticks and Stones. In his early career he honed his expertise on such films as “Cat People”, “Altered States” and “Star Trek III”. Shops such as Stan Winston’s called upon Rob for projects like “Terminator 2”. He has been department head for “The Thing”, “Ghost Busters” and the Oscar winning, “The Fly”. Rob has expanded his repertoire and, as a fine art sculptor, has his own line of sculptures called “Rob Burman’s Signature Series” (A line of life-like caricatures of every day people), and a beautiful series of bronze pieces he calls “The Grotesques”. Rob’s pieces have sold to Galleries and Private Collectors all over the world. Visit his work at www.robburmansculpture.com
Jennifer McManus brings her element to Sticks and Stones with a degree in costume design from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. There she spent her years studying period and ethnic costuming, patterning, millinery, tailoring, dying and painting of textiles. Jennifer has lent her talents to such films as “The Hudsucker Proxy”, “The Flintstones”, “Barb Wire” and “The Big Lebowski”. Her costume design resume includes movies such as “Drive”, “Guyver 2”, “Public Access”, “The Zeros” and “Ten til Noon”. Jennifer is also known for her work for major theme parks, weddings, musical bands, and theater.
Once Sticks and Stones opened its doors, Rob and Jennifer went full steam ahead! Films such as “Power Rangers: The Movie”, “Surviving the Game”, “Flubber” and “Mr. Brooks” and television shows such as “Seinfeld”, “Alias” and “Felicity” all utilized their talents. Whether motion pictures, television, commercials, theme parks, rock bands, weddings or fine art, Sticks and Stones has what it takes. So, what do you need?