part-time; taught puppetry to teacher-training students, often
combining with Music Department (under Henry Boys) for
performances. Drew inspiration from many sources including
Javanese puppets, Greek vase painting, English medieval
manuscripts. Believed puppetry could be ‘a vivid way of
exploring many aesthetic problems’ and could be ‘a fruitful
means of linking different school subjects’. Her book
Puppetry Today Studio Vista, 1966, called by Ellis ‘her
testament as a teacher’, was illustrated by many of her
Corsham projects. Also taught watercolour and illustration.
1965 Retired. 1971 presented survey of Professional
Puppetry in England, commissioned by The Arts Council;
1973 led an experimental Puppet Workshop, held at The
Central School of Speech and Drama. 1979 One-man
exhibition of watercolours at the New Grafton Gallery.

* See article in Visual Education, Dec 1958.

11 Rod Puppet
Princess from St George and the Dragon
Puppet Opera produced Spring 1955, Bath Academy
of Art

Collection The Puppet Centre Trust, London SW11

12 Mediterranean Mountain Landscape
15 x 20 inches

Private Collection

see also display of photographs of shadow puppets
Europa and the Bull 1954
The Greenland Fishery 1954
Icarus 1954
Tom Thumb 1955
Scissor Ballet

(All for puppet plays performed at BAA, some
reproduced in Puppetry Today Helen Binyon,
Studio Vista, 1966.)