Matthew Cortland & David Duckworth


Matt and Dave are the founders of The Cauldron. Dave is a molecular mixologist and cocktail experience designer who has been involved in setting up and running some of London't premier interactive cocktail experiences.  Matt is is a technologist, product designer, and former reading teacher with a background in tech startups, hardware, software, and design.


Travis Davis


Travis Davis is an engineer, medical device designer, and lifelong tinkerer, who likes to couple his imagination with the mechanical world. He worked at NASA for a number of years, where he is a rocket engine valve design and test engineer.  Travis holds an advanced degree in bioengineering and biomedical engineering from Trinity College Dublin and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His education began in a one-room schoolhouse in rural South Dakota and he was raised on his family's cattle ranch and homestead that spans across South Dakota and Montana, where his family has lived since the American western expansion.

You can read more about Travis here.

Georgina Garrigan

Georgina Garrigan


Georgina is an Irish Designer and Illustrator, specialising in hand drawn and digital artwork.  She was commissioned to design our logo, font, potion instructions, and assets for our crowdfunding campaign.  Georgina's favourite thing to do is to illustrate animals, nature, food and quirky characters. She also enjoys hand-lettering.

You can see more of her work at  For commissions please feel free to say hi at


Creative Team


Sam Allan

Prop Design, Woodworking, Model Making, Illustration

Sam studied Prop and Model Making at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and has always had a love of designing and creating things. His background is in illustration and model making, and helps him to work as a versatile maker with experience in everything from 2m high welded steel structures to stop frame animation miniature sets. Past work has included working for the model makers Wetton and Grosch, constructing a replica of a stove from Downton Abbey for a touring show and also with Miles Ascough, designing, sculpting, mould making and finishing a set of 7 animal skull masks for the BBC series “Strike.” 

You can view more of Sam's work here and contact Sam at


Octavia Crawford Collins

Interior Design and Set Dressing

Octavia studied stage management at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as being an experienced stage manager specialising in props buying and set dressing she has worked as a props buyer on some of London’s top off west end productions. She also works as a freelance stylist for top UK and Ireland interior magazines and some of the UK’s largest music festivals. The Cauldron was Octavia’s first interior design project where she acted as the interior designer, interior stylist, props maker and prop buyer. 

You can contact Octavia at


Julia Leśniewska

Prop and Set Design

Julia graduated with a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts from Goldsmiths University of London and is currently studying for a master’s degree in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University. Except for prop making she also designs sound and acts.

Julia is working creatively in educational environment with children and teenagers, and plays and designs live action role playing games, both for children and adults.

More information about her work and experience can be found here.


Victoria Pearce

Victoria Pearce

Prop and Set Design

Vix graduated with a Distinction in Character Creation and Technical Effects from the University of Hertfordshire and has since gone on to have 5 years of varied experience in the film industry and further experience in events and theatre. 

Proficient in sculpting, mould making, prop making, costume fx and set dressing, and has plenty of on-set and workshop experience. 

Examples of her work and her CV can be viewed on her website:


Early Hires

The Cauldron is an early-stage technology startup and the team behind The Cauldron will be the backbone of its success.  We are on the lookout for engineers with experience with IoT hardware and software and embedded electronics. We are looking for passionate, creative, and competent individuals who believe in our mission and are excited to build something magical.  Employee share options available.

If you are interested in applying to our company, please visit


The Pub’s Staff

Our staff will first and foremost be fans of the magical universe because we want their enthusiasm and knowledge to enhance your experience. We are now hiring a full-time manager and support staff.  We will seek colourful personalities that add to our team dynamic and the cocktail experience's theme.

For employment opportunities, please visit