Your silhouettes cut over Zoom in minutes
“I’ll cut your portraits freehand with scissors while you watch.
Each silhouette is signed by me and delivered anywhere in the world”
Charles Burns: online silhouettist
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 just £45 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 more sittings.
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.
Next Available Dates
To give a sitting to a friend, without choosing a date, use our Silhouette Gift Voucher:
International sittings: which date is best for me?
Click the map near where you live to see a list of upcoming dates which might 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 with Charles Burns
- Choose your favourite date, thinking about your location and which time of day works best for you
- Select the best time from the drop-down list of available sittings
- Book one or more sittings and look out for an email ticket containing a Zoom link
- 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.
How will you use your 10 minutes?
Charles cuts two silhouettes in a single ten-minute sitting, but there are many ways to cut two silhouettes!