Rod Vass


Rod has had a long career of artistic enterprise. Originally studying Fine Art, during the 80’s and 90’s he worked as an international illustrator and designer, represented in the UK and USA.

Rod’s work has always involved 2D and 3D creations, with commissions ranging from illustrations for advertising, publishing, packaging and the music business, to designs and sculptures for TV, holograms, archaeological reconstructions, exhibitions and installations


In 1997 Rod founded Armordillo Ltd, to design and create costume, sculptures, sets and props for film, TV and live performance. Rod and his associates developed a unique manufacturing technique for their designs, involving polyurethane resins and foams. Unlike most film creations, their pieces do not have a short lifespan and the materials are suitable for permanent indoor and outdoor display.

In recent years, Louis Vass has contributed his skills as a 3D digital sculptor to the process, enabling even more sophisticated sculptural techniques to be incorporated.


During the last year Rod and his team have reworked very large sculptural pieces originally made for productions including Tomb Raider, Centurion, Beowulf, Harry Potter and Tolkien. Repaired and re-finished these sculptures make unique statement pieces, currently installed in the beautiful rural surroundings of the Canwood Gallery.


Rod has also developed his 2D artwork and has created unique, large prints on wooden panels, which can be hung without frames, also on show at the Canwood Gallery.


For Rod’s work for Film and TV please visit


For Rod’s print catalogue, spanning much of his career and recently newly scanned at very high resolution and digitally remastered please visit




07866 455661


Office address

Armordillo Ltd.


Walford Road,

Ross on Wye,




Current Exhibition

Old Gods

11th - 19th Sept 2021
The Canwood Gallery

An exhibition of large sculptures based on works for film and TV by Rod and Louis Vass.

Checkley (near Woolhope) Herefordshire, HR1 4NF

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