Punch & Judy
As you will see while browsing through the links below I have now made quite a few puppets. They are well made with considerable attention to detail. The puppets are designed for professional performers of traditional Punch and Judy shows and should, with regular maintenance, last a life time or two and I hope will become quite valuable to collectors thereafter.
All of the puppets are carved in Jelutong, which is a wood that is both light-weight and yet able to take the beating a puppet will be subjected to. The faces have been painted with artists acrylic and coated with water-based varnish for protection. The paint can be easily retouched using the same.
The gloves are lined, the hems are kept open with stiffening and a ring is attached to help when changing puppets during performance. Punch has practical legs - which means his legs can be kicked using your fingers. The Crocodile is carved in wood and can swallow sausages (included with complete sets) . The jaws have a good snappy sound to them.
I can also make puppets to your specifications. Below are links to an archive of most of the puppets I have made so you can get a clear idea of what is possible. If you send some photos or drawings and measurements I can try to make a replacement or additional puppet similar to your existing set.
The above puppets would be sufficient for a basic show. [ Which is? ]
Archive of puppets:
The prices are in Australian dollars so the exact price in other currencies will vary according to the exchange rate used by payPal.
Jack Ketch with legs $AU440
Baby $AU140, with carved face $260
All other puppets $AU420
The prices vary because of the extra time spent on things like legs and hats.
Complete sets include a free slap stick, devil's fork & sausages.
Shipping costs will be added to the final quotation.
Enquire now: Chris@speckinspace.com