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Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 18:11:55 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] ceamic string marionnette: follow-up

I contacted the ceramic artist, and she was thrilled to hear of the possibilities.
Thank you all for the help and references.
I am also very interested in what she will be coming up with.
She wants to make a puppet as objet d'art, instead of using it for actual performing.
But It still needs to move well.

I suggested she take a look at mobiles, to maybe use weight and balance to make the puppet self-moving (with the help of gentle wind)  and take a listen at chimes (the ceramic is bound to make sound when it touches itself, so why not use that?).

First, she'll make a prototype, then she'll understand the problems that she needs to solve.
She has easy access to a kiln, so she can work directly with the ceramic.
She's also familiar with multi-part moldmaking, so I'm not worried for technical difficulties.

If after her prototype, she feels she needs help, then she can contact me and we can arrange a troubleshooting session.
I find that this is a good way to sort people out. The unmotivated give up, and that's perfect for me, as I don't want to deal with those anymore.
Of course, I could make easy money if I reccomended a meeting right away, but that's just not my drive.

I told her about the puppet event coming up, and reccomended she come see the "short pieces" evening, featuring two short pieces by basil Twist. His Stickman could surely inspire her. 

Mathieu René Créaturiste
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