Our reference library overs everything from puppet fabrication to manipulation and more. If you would like to visit our reference library please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange.
Puppet Place offers artists and creatives working in puppetry and animation a mutually supportive working environment. Resident and Associate Artists benefit from affordable workspace ranging from studios and creative desk spaces to our Rehearsal Studio, Fabrication Bay & Meeting Room, which can also be hired by the day or the week.
WHAT WORKSHOPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE TAKE PLACE AT PUPPET PLACE?
We’re conducting research for future workshops at Puppet Place and we’d love to hear your thoughts on what type of workshops you’d like to see available. The survey should only take 5 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous. Please click the link below to access the survey.
We are gathering a list of art and material suppliers that we know puppeteers, prop-makers and artists will find useful. If you’ve got any top tips, email them to email@example.com and we’ll add them to the list below.
Photo Credit: Chris Vaughan Photography
South Western Industrial Plasters
Alec Tiranti Ltd
supplies Chavant “meltable” clay and metal filling powders
020 7380 0808
0845 123 2100
Scrapstore/Artrageous Arts & Craft
21 Sevier Street,
Bristol, BS2 9LB
0117 914 3025
Foam for Home
Comprehensive one-stop Fabric, Sundries & Foam on-line store for Retail customers and with Trade prices available by log-in.
Make-up FX Silicone, Alginate Face-casting
It is very important that you use soft aluminium wire, and that you have a range of sizes available to you. Soft Plain Aluminium Wire BS2873 GIB.0
(All sizes 20m coil)
Sugru (useful for everything)
This is a mouldable glue that turns into rubber.
(PU Plastic/rubber and silicone)
Supplies Smooth-On product range including:
Renoflex (useful for lightweight masks and puppets)
0151 448 1228
Product code: RX3155 1m 1.5m Sheet (RX1143)
Polymer Clay & Super Sculpey
This is a Polymer clay which can be modelled by hand, and baked in a domestic oven. It is mostly used to model up a puppet’s head. 454g Super Sculpey Ref: SUSC1LB Colour: pink-beige
Living Doll Sculpey
This is a slightly more expensive version of Super Sculpey and is more suitable for a more adult or realistic visual style. 454g Sculpey Living Doll – Beige Ref: SCLD1LBB
Sculpy Ultra Light
This is a very light, somewhat “marshmallow” substance, which can be modelled into rough shapes, and baked in a domestic oven. An excellent material for reducing weight in a
stop motion puppet. 292g Sculpey UltraLight Ref: SCULTRA
Polymorph is a low melt plastic material that is used to make the “bones” on the armature. Polymorph 500g N15AT
K & S Square Brass Tubing
This is a series of square brass tubes that slot perfectly into the next smaller size (Like a radio aerial, but square)
LIGHTING AND STAGE EQUIPMENT
Third Way Avonmouth
Bristol, BS11 9YL
Bristol Office 0117 938 4000
London Office 020 7939 3000
Unit 12, The Maltings
Bath, BA1 3JL
01225 311 964
Bristol Design Forge
Lasercutting in Bristol
Working with wood, paper, card, leather, felt, acrylic, stone, terracotta, metal and glass.