Award winning 2D Animation Studio based in Yorkshire, UK

Kath Shackleton


Kath Shackleton is Fettle’s hardworking, enthusistic producer.  She loves the challenges of bringing new projects to the studio, keeping clients and staff happy and delivering everything to schedule and to budget, with plenty of creative sparkle and impact.

She gets out and about, always learning new things, networking and meeting new people.

Kath started out working as puppeteer – working with theatre companies, as a street performer and working with young people to create community puppet performances.  She also trained as a part time youth and community worker, and still retains her passion for making work to engage and inspire young people.  Her flair for organising and strategic arts work came to the fore, as she worked for over twelve years as a local government arts development officer, organising projects, advising on and distributing funding and creating initiatives to support and develop artists across four different local authorities.  Kath learned some key administrative skills over this time, tenacity to bring ideas from concept to reality plus an ability to see creative possibilities where others may see just red tape!

Kath turned to animation, after Zane and her started their own family, and wanted to create a family run business. She ran two animation networks Animated Yorkshire and All Animated, to support animation artists in Yorkshire and the north of England, plus Zoom Animation, running animation projects in museums and schools.

On being asked to create animated documentaries for local authorities that we’d worked for, Kath realised the extent of Zane’s great talent in animation, and thus Fettle Animation came into being.

Over the past three years, Fettle has gone from strength to strength.  We are really proud of what we have achieved in building our company.