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
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
Friday, 4 October 2013
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
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
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
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.
Saturday, 14 September 2013
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.
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.