Artist Bio

Balloon flowers for the lucky people at Kaiser’s CRIC Study

Tilly Rex is the creative alter ego of West Oakland artist Carrie Sownie. She received a BS in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz in 2010 before performing as the clown in The Vespertine Circus in Oakland for two years and collaborating with the Santa Cruz Sirens Burlesque and Cirque des Bêtes.

Tilly crafts large and unique props and custom costumes that she has uses in her performances and occasional modeling work. She has done commissioned pieces for groups like The Vespertine Circus and The Grumpy Princess Show and photographers like Carle Photography and Sydni Indman Photography. For commissioned work, send your ideas to:

Tilly runs an Etsy shop called Tilly’s Tiny Treasures filled with whimsical items.