and Helene Morgan have been designing and building high quality, high
performance kites in Shropshire since 1986.
Paul and Helene went to Shrewsbury Art School before going to Art College.
Paul took a course in Illustration and Graphic Design in Cambridge and
Helene studied Fashion and Textiles along with Business Studies in
Brighton. In 1982, just before the birth of their second son Dominic, they
took their 2 year old son Jonathan on holiday to the coast and bought an
inexpensive plastic octopus kite. Jon had as much fun splashing in puddles
and eating sand but the kite was flown all day and they became hooked.
From that day forward kites became a bigger part of life until, in 1986,
Morgan Kites was set up and they started selling kites to the public and
other kite retailers. In 1991 they wrote "The Book of Kites" and
in 1992 changed the company name to Sky Bums to coincide with the opening
of their shop in Shrewsbury. By 1995 they decided shop-keeping was
not for them and returned to what they do best. Designing and building
kites. Paul and Helene still work full time from home and produce all
their kites themselves. They can also be found on the field at festivals
most weekends throughout the summer. So if you want a kite or just
friendly help and advice just pop into the Sky Bums stall or contact them
by clicking on the Contact page.
they also took over the organization of the Shrewsbury Kite Festival.
Since the festival moved out of Shrewsbury it is now known as the
Shropshire Kite Festival which is held in the south of the county. For more information please
click on the link to the Festival page.