Sunday, 3 November 2013

I am very excited to announce that I am busy working on my next puppet project at the National theatre, Elephantom. For children and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with extraordinary puppetry and theatrical ingenuity.

Tickets are now available on the National's website here:

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Cow Puppet- Milky White, Into the woods

Here's Our finished Cow puppet. We are really pleased with how she turned out and have heard great feedback from rehearsals. We'll be posting up a video of her in action soon.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Cow puppet build update

So we're so close to finishing her. The neck mechanism and revolving hips are working a treat. Hope to tie all the loose ends in the coming week.

Friday, 4 October 2013

More from our Cow puppet build

Cow puppet construction

Here she is, well it's a great start anyways. So far we've put together the basic frame of our cow puppet. You should be able to notice the revolving waist mech, this will have bungy spanning the two halves to help spring the bum end of the cow back to the central position. The positioning of the udders means they sway when the rear it moved, adding to the illusion of the cow walking. This puppet will be puppeteerd by two people so it won't be having legs as such. More to follow

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Cow puppet build

So we've got a few weeks gap before our next project kicks off at the National, 'Elephantom'. To fill it we'll be making a cow puppet and a extra large giant head/face puppet. Lots to do in a short amount of time, same old story! Here's some pics so far

Monday, 23 September 2013

New lucky Claw colour ways

We've just listed our brand new lucky claws in our web store. Short piled black luxury fur, with bright contrasting resin casted claws.

The light Princess- National Theatre, London

Can't quite believe how fast the last few months have flown by. With only a day away now til the first preview at the National, still plenty of small jobs to finish off on some truly fantastic puppets. I've had a great time working alongside some great characters and talented chaps. Puppet designs by Toby Olie, who is a true gent and Max Humphries, fantastic mechanical genius. 

I look forward to sharing the fun along the way at some point.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Pirate puppets

At he beginning of the year we agreed to a completely mental job, to make three bunraku puppets in 2 weeks! I won't lie, it was really hard work but we enjoyed it.

Starling mechanical bird puppet- Shakespeare's Globe

Recent Art Toys

Here's a collection of our most recent Art toys to date. I've been looking at some of the pieces we have on our blogger and its amazing how far we have come and how advanced our little critters are now.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Into the woods- Puppet commission

Initial cow head sculpt for a puppet commission

Light Princess, National Theatre London

Since late July we've been wrapped on puppet work with the new show 'The Light Princess' at the national theatre. I've been sculptor and puppet specialist working alongside some great talents, puppet designs by Toby Olie and mechanics by Max Humphries. The light princess has been tipped to be the most eagerly awaited play this summer and I can't wait to share more with you over the next few months.
We've been away for a while but now our blogger account is up and running!