As a designer in theatre, I enjoy the element of play, and believe a performance should be just as interactive for the audience as it is for the performers. In my work I like to look at space, how it changes in a performance, how it effects a performance and try to incorporate it into the narrative as much as possible.

I am a hardcore puppetry and mask enthusiast. I have worked for theatre companies such as 'Pointed Arrow' and 'Hope Street Limited', as well as TV 'BBC Horizon' and most recently Music Videos. I like to experiment with different styles of puppetry, also fusing styles together. Most of my work is made from recycled materials as I think it gives a fantastic old haggard dimension to the work.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Newspaper Elephant!

This is the newspaper elephant which I made at a recent visit to my parents. 
I wonder if I can make it move.
I wonder how large I could make it??

Another Experimental Puppet!

Again, after my work with the young people, I wondered if it would be possible to make an entire puppet from selotape. After a long evening of selotape fun, I finally came up with this maquette! Obviously he is just a simple model to see if this idea is possible, and it is! Therefore, I am ready to attempt to make a more detailed puppet, and really push this idea to the limit.  

Experimental Puppet Making.

I have been doing lots of research for my Youth Arts Worker job and have felt very inspired to try and create new and interesting ways of making puppets. This is my first attempt to make a puppet from a slightly unconventional material. 

After Looking at artwork by Junior Fritz Jacquet! I decided I would try to have a go myself. Above are my various bad attempts at this toilet roll faces. I have now decided to try and take this idea one step further and create an entire puppet from toilet roll tubes. So far my attempts have seemed to be quite successful. I have managed to make a basic puppet from toilet roll tubes simply by twisting the tubes and sewing them together (below), but now I am actually attempting to carve these little people hands, feet and bodies. Watch this space for a finalised toilet roll puppet!