About Picture to Puppet

Picture to Puppet

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Founded and run by puppet maker Mari Jones, Picture to Puppet is a small puppet company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. It has come a long way since its conception in 2012. We now produce over 500 puppets a year by hand in our Edinburgh studio. Our clients range from TV production companies to ventriloquists to children’s counsellors, local authorities and Mums and Dads.

Mari has worked full time as a puppet maker in the UK since 2013 studied Textiles at Edinburgh College of Art and worked as a dressmaker. Upon graduating she decided to run the Picture to Puppet company full time, and has never looked back— it provides a diverse variety of commissions and no two days are ever the same.

Emma, a dress and textile historian turned first mate, keeps the puppet ship on a straight course with her speedy stitches and entertaining blog posts, and keeps our morale up with puns throughout the day.

Our terrifying CEO Phyllis (below left) keeps us all hard at the grindstone day and night to ensure that only superb quality puppets leave the studio.

We specialise in talking puppets, glove puppets and soft toys. Click here to see the range of different puppets we work on.


We are members of:

the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild

Puppeteers UK

CE Marking Handmade Toys Collective. 

The Picture to Puppet Company

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