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.

Watch “Puppet Wizard, Shepherd and Sheep” on YouTube

https://youtu.be/gycr0CgcXXY We've managed to get our first Puppet Wizard tutorial video up onto utube, before helping the year 2 kids in Ashley Down Primary school make some clothes peg puppets tomorrow. This is partly a response to the teacher Charlie Baughan telling me that sometimes kids take in the information better from a video, than …

Zeus Completed.(no sandals yet)

The arm sections were joined together by cutting slits into the polystyrene sections and using pieces of fleece fabric as the hinges, glued in place with PVA mixed with sawdust (very strong adhesive qualities). Once dried the puppet was ready to be clothed. The sleeves were sewed and attached separately to the rest of the …

Head Production Line

All these heads are for our Greek Myths productions. They started life in my sketch book and when I was happy with what they would look like I carved them all from recycled polystyrene. This decision making on paper made production into a fairly no-nonsense procedure which was important because there are 16 heads in total. I worked …

Energy Crimes

Energy Crime

Chris (Mr Browns Pig) and I have now finished the current run of Green Finger shows that has been taking place in various schools in Bristol. In the show the hero Green Finger the Dynamic Digit does battle with Doctor Energy Crime, a bady who loves wasting power. Energy Crime hopes to make sure schools are wasting loads …

Green Finger the Environmental Super Hero Puppet Show

Just been at Headly Park School in Bristol with Mr Brown's Pig doing our Green Finger Puppet Show. Commissioned by Bristol City Council it is an amusing performance designed to encourage the children to use less electricity at home and school by switching off lights and computers when the are not in use and educating …