Alicia trained at Curious School of Puppetry and is proficient in many different types of puppetry such as marionette, table top, object and shadow. She is experienced in theatre, film and television, event and immersive performance.
With a degree in Special Effects Prop Making from Wimbledon College of Art, Alicia is also a frequent maker at Little Angel Studios and has run workshops in puppet construction with many places including Arcola, Royal Ballet and The Element Project. She is also the founder of Loaded Object Theatre, a puppet theatre company specialising in the progression of puppetry through socio-political issues.
Alicia’s QEST Scholarship will fund a two week Marionette Puppet Carving course with renowned puppet maker John Roberts of PuppetCraft in Totnes, Devon. The course will cover design of a puppet; safe handling of tools; working with wood; sharpening chisels; construction and jointing, wig making, costuming, fine-tuning movement and stringing. By learning these traditional techniques and incorporating them into new, innovative work using upcycled materials she will explore, push and progress the craft of puppet making.