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Tessa has been puppeteering for 10 years and has worked all over the world. She has worked and trained with various companies including Little Angel Theatre, Blind Summit (Olympic opening ceremony 2012) and Mervyn Miller - Puppetry Director of War Horse. Her theatre company, Tessa Bide Productions, leads training and workshops for all ages from children right up to professional practitioners.
Who else makes art like this?
- Isabel Lyster, at Paper Jungle. She's a puppet-maker and expert puppeteer, she also makes lovely wooden toys. https://www.paperjungle.org/work
- Emma Powell. An excellent puppet maker, she has started to experiment with robots too! https://www.emmapowell.com/
- And some theatre companies who use puppets in their work: · Devon-based company, Theatre Alibi https://theatrealibi.co.uk/
- Another lovely Devon-based company Paddleboat https://www.paddleboattheatre.co.uk/home
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Thank you to Woody Fox for drawing the mice you can see on our Arts Award pages, if you'd like to learn how to draw mice check out Woody's challenge