Your Silhouettes cut in the comfort of your own home:
£60.00 for two or £96.00 for a family of four

“I’ll cut your portraits freehand with scissors, while you watch.
Each pair of silhouettes is signed by me and delivered anywhere in the world”

Charles Burns

Upcoming Studio Days

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Charles Burns: online silhouettist

Charles Burns in his studio with silhouettes on the wall
Charles Burns in his Zoom studio, with a few famous silhouettes on the wall behind

All silhouette-cutting takes place online.

During the last twenty years Charles has cut portraits of the Queen (three times) Presidents Clinton and Mandela, and a whole host of celebrities.

You can now book a short, private sitting to have your own silhouettes cut over Zoom. Charles sets aside a small number of days each month for online sittings. These can be reserved at a fraction of the cost for booking Charles at an in-person event.

Each sitting costs £60 and is long enough to cut silhouettes of up to two people as a pair of classic cameo portraits, or one person as a full-length silhouette. For families and groups, just book extra sittings. Booking two or more sittings costs just £48 each automatic discounts apply at checkout).

At the end of the day Charles will mount all the silhouettes onto card and sign each one. The cards come backed with a stamped certificate of authenticity. We will then post your silhouettes free of charge anywhere in the world.

Gift Vouchers and Extra Dates

To give a sitting to a friend, without choosing a date, use our Silhouette Gift Voucher. There are always plenty of dates to choose from.

International Sittings: which date is best for me?

We get visitors from all over the world so run studio days at different times of day. Click the map to see a list of upcoming dates to suit you.

All studio days run to London time. Yet booking an online sitting with Charles easy, whichever timezone you live in.

Booking an online portrait sitting

  1. Choose your favourite date, thinking about your location and which time of day works best for you
  2. Select the best time from the drop-down list of available sittings
  3. Book one or more sittings and look out for an email ticket containing a Zoom link
  4. Connect using Zoom and experience having your silhouettes cut by Charles Burns

We welcome suggestions for dates and times to run studio days not already listed. Particularly if there is a group of people interested.

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