Monday, 23 December 2013

Small marionette
 painted and ready for strings

Finally, a stem on his pie

He has a checked cap

I wonder what I should call him.....

Friday, 20 December 2013

Last Christmas I painted part of the Christmas display for Liberty of London

Process video, gilding and painting for Liberty.
Reverting to the earlier torso design, and loving how it looks and moves.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Getting there now

He's coming together now, and developing a personality !
Next, a pair of trousers and a coat.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

This is a puppet I'm working on at the moment

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Chasing the marionette dream

Some time ago I posted a picture of a puppet head I was carving. I've now added a bit of hair, and he is starting to get some character.
I have been inspired to redouble my efforts, as I have been accepted onto a course in long string marionette manipulation at the Little Angel Puppet Theatre in London.
I cant tell you how excited and scared I am about 9 days in London, but I couldn't miss the opportunity.
This will all help in forwarding my current project of building a mobile puppet theatre on a farm cart that's

over 100 years old. Pictures to follow soon.
This is a major new chapter in my life, and when it all comes together my aim is to leave children slack-jawed with wonder, and remind their parents what it felt like to dream