Sherry Amott served as the creative supervisor and fabrication supervisor of creature development for The Dark Crystal. She oversaw the fabrication of the Mystics, Pod People, and the Podling Slaves for the film. She began working with Jim Henson on The Muppet Show and Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas and was instrumental in the creation of Barkley, Sesame Street's oversized dog. Amott was part of the team behind Labyrinth, working on the initial organization of Jim Henson's Creature Shop and establishing the relative sizes of the different characters. Currently, she works as a writer and designer on a variety of projects.