That’s a lot of Wall!

Oh my golly gosh! Ashley Down School have asked me to paint this wall in their playground. I'm delighted to do it, but definitely a bit daunted. I've got till April to prepare, which is quite a long time. With careful design, doing it will hopefully be fun. More on this coming soon.

Captain Ego

I'm a Pirate, That's what I be. Spent my life living at sea. I'm not a nice man, I've done terrible things, Robbed peoples money and chucked them in the sea, Stolen children from their parents, and made them work for me. My name is Captain Ego, I'm as Evil as can be.

Puppet Wizard Sound Track

We spent some time today recording a piece of music to use at the beginning of the Puppet making tutorial videos. I've been mucking about with the tune on the piano for ages ,and written a few lyrics, that Tula has been practicing singing. Today was the day to get it down. Over the last few …

2nd Post of the Day; A Plan and an Explaination

Last week I renamed this blog with my actual name and set myself a target. It is to post on this blog each week day. There are various reasons for this, mainly because since starting to put content here it has been sporadic at best. I am highly creative and industrious and my biggest problem over …

Make a Clothes Peg Puppet.

Here is a great way to make a simple mouth puppet with a clothes peg and some card board; 1; Sketch a head with the bottom jaw separate from the head. 2. Whack the sketch onto a light box and transfer it onto card and ink. If you haven't got a light box then either …

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

I've just finished building a puppet version of the famous engineer Brunel. I started by sketching from some pictures of Brunel on the web: And then built him in a very similar way to the John Cabot Puppet I made recently. Under his clothes his body looks like this: The head was a lot of …

John Cabot Puppet

I was asked to make a puppet version of the statue of the Italian explorer John Cabot that sits outside the Arnolfini on Bristol harbour side by my colleague Chris Brown. 1st I sketched the statue and took some photos. I then made a quick design for the puppet while discussing with Chris what he …

Muppets Die Hard

Before Christmas I had the pleasure of making some characters from the Muppets for a stage version of the film 'Die Hard' that was being put on at the Wardrobe Theatre in Bristol. They were done in two batches. Gonzo, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzy and Bruce Willis were made by Cori Bona and myself in …