Tell us about puppet making!
Creating a puppet is creating a character that can be anything you want it to be, which is a completely inanimate object, until you add a performer to bring each character to life.
What sparked your interest in puppet making?
Spending a childhood watching Sesame Street and the Muppets and visiting a puppet shop in the Adelaide Hills sparked my interest in making puppets. I started puppet making in early high school, so I’ve been working on my skills for a while now. I enjoy making other people happy and puppets are a really good way of getting a smile out of someone.
What excites you about the Patch artist residency? What are you looking forward to?
I’m excited to experiment and make fun things with performers in the same room. Working with different people and being able to prototype an element, trial it and then fine-tune the prototype, before making the final element for the show is quite a fun ride.