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Papier-mache

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

Papier-mache is one of the oldest forms for creating puppets and so a lot of people think that there must be something better out there. Actually, there are very few contenders. Done well, papier-mache is light, strong, fast, and non-toxic. I know, we’ve all had the experience of the lumpy paste, and [...]

Puppet Manipulation Clinic

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

This is a manipulation clinic I teach, based on the training I received from Peter Hart at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA.

Puppetry is the art of bringing to life an inanimate object. Or, more accurately creating the illusion of life. The basic principles of puppetry can be applied to all types of [...]

Gerta Mask

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007

This is a copy of the pattern I used to create Gerta. You can see the dotted lines where I scored the face. This technique was created by the german puppeteer, Albrecht Roser. The face starts a single sheet of heavy watercolor paper and by making a series of scores and simple cuts I am [...]

Fiberglass Repairs

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Sungura the Hare’s Ear Job

This page goes through the steps I took to make a fiberglass repair, and a little about other repairs tricks, it is not, strictly speaking, a how-to.

Sungura the Hare has ears that are supposed to look like a lop during most of the show, and then at a pivatol moment shoot [...]