New Ways to Develop in Magic
Quite simply, The Alchemy Tree aspires to produce an affordable, beautiful and practical database of magic for magicians of all levels.
Whether you’re looking for a specific move, such as “The Straddle Grip Bottom Deal” or the solution to a particular problem, such as how to control a card from the middle to the top of the deck, our unique site will provide an easy solution.
And the site is growing ALL THE TIME.
Our Mission Statement
To produce nothing short of the best, most cost-effective sleight-of-hand magic tutorials in the world.
To further the art of magic by providing the tools for magicians of all abilities to truly flourish.
To create a product that goes beyond simply cool to become a byword for quality.
To work to the highest standards with honesty and integrity in all things.
Meet The Team
What's your role in The Alchemy Tree
I’m the Alchemy Tree’s Creative Director, which means that I’m responsible not only for the look and feel of the site but also for ensuring that it’s as useful, practical and easy-to-use as possible. This includes filming, editing and scripting The Alchemy Tree’s tutorials. So, if you can’t follow a tutorial, the buck stops with me. (I also appear on a handful of tutorials, as there are still just a handful of moves that I can perform better than Collin!)
What do you do for a living?
I’m lucky enough to make my living ENTIRELY from magic. I do this mainly from performing, both close-up and on stage, but also as an occasional corporate trainer for companies looking to spice up their training and development programs with a little magic.
What do you do outside of magic?
Magic is my first love but I also enjoy the outdoor life; particularly paddlesports, which I coach. I keep myself very fit but also enjoy music and am a keen guitarist.
What’s your role in the Alchemy Tree?
I'm the Alchemy Tree’s "Moves Man”. You'll see my hands in most of the tutorials; easily recognisable by my gecko tattoos! I’m responsible for ensuring that we’re presenting the best, most practical variations of the sleights we teach, as well as making sure that each is properly credited to its creator. So, I’m also our historian and researcher.
Additionally, I’m “Second Editor”, working alongside Simon to ensure a constant stream of new material is added to the site.
How did you get involved with the Alchemy Tree?
I've been involved with the Alchemy Tree since 2013. Simon showed me his unique way of teaching magic and it blew me away! The tutorials were very clear, yet had a really cool look to them, making the learning process far more fun than anything else is seen.
This is my dream job. It allows me to constantly improve on the things I love, as well as being part of a great team working to teach, explore and further the art of magic.
What do you do outside of magic?
I've spent my whole life performing: first in bands, and then as a session guitarist. Later on I became a full-time magician, as my obsession in close-up magic gradually replaced guitars with decks of cards. But music’s never entirely left me and, when I’m not immersed in magic, I still find the time to play guitar and write and prouduce new music in my studio; including some of the backing track for our tutorials.