Our conceptual artists can provide their expertise at the design phase. We have vast experience in creating successful character designs for a range of productions.
All our professional puppet makers are trained sculptors and we put sculpture at the centre of our practice. We fabricate our work using materials suitable for HD filming, so that your unique puppet will look great anywhere, anytime.
We can provide production advice and support throughout your project, having ample experience in all aspects of puppetry. Our puppet wrangling service will give you peace of mind on set.
Puppets Magic Studio can work with you right the way through your project - from developing a concept artwork to finding the right puppeteer for your production. Simply give us a call and we can walk you through the steps in building your required character. All our puppets are handmade to order in our London Studio. We ship worldwide and work with production companies, film makers, puppeteers and anyone interested in bespoke puppet figures. Our work has appeared on TV, Film and Stage productions across the world. Please take a look at our customer feedback pages for more information on our previous clientele.
HOURS OF WORK
CUPS OF COFFEE
YARDS OF FABRIC
The studio can provide a complete design service, most often taking the form of initial 2D concept artworks and line drawings. We can also create fully rendered colour illustrations, working with you throughout the process to invent a character that reflects your projects concept and meets your expectations. Some projects require 3D designs and our studio is capable of providing a full model and maquette making service to suit the requirements.
Our designers have backgrounds in Fine Art and we put traditional practices of making at the centre of our work. Puppets are special because they are physical, three-dimensional, tactile objects and their materiality is one of the core features to their presence on screen or stage. Our puppet makers are more than happy to discuss ideas for your project, so please feel free to get in touch.See our work
We have worked with many productions - from television programmes through to live stage performances. Over the years, we have worked with many performers and can recommend the right one to fit your concept. We can also advise on working with puppets, particularly in terms of filming. Filming with puppets is different to filming with people. It requires a different set-up and an understanding of how puppets are operated. We can work with your production team, crew and puppeteers to provide support on or off set. Another specialist service our studio can offer is puppet wrangling. A puppet wrangler maintains and looks after puppets on set, in between takes. They should preferably be a custom puppet maker and have an in depth knowledge of how a puppet is built - from the inside out. This means they will then be able to ensure your puppet character is maintained in all the correct ways. The puppet wranger would keep the character looking its best on set, ready to be filmed (i.e. keeping the hair in place, making sure the costume is sitting correctly). This is paramount to having a stress-free, smooth running filming schedule. Simply contact us and we would be more than happy to talk you through the options.
All puppet orders are commissioned and therefore every order will have individual pricing. If you have any visual references such as drawings/photos, these are always helpful in creating a quote for your unique project. When providing information, please also consider the characteristics of your puppet design, such as the style of puppet (i.e. moving mouth hand puppet or glove puppet) or whether you need your puppet to have any special features such as mechanisms (blinking eyes, raising eyebrows etc.). The more information you provide, the easier we can create an accurate quote.
We very ocasionally have custom puppets in stock. These are designed 'in house' by our designers and made in between commissions. From concept artwork to completed puppet, these puppets are built in the same high quality style as our made-to-order characters - contact us for more information.