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Ruadhán • Age 17

As a puppet maker and puppeteer, I am constantly inspired by the variety of materials that can be combined together to bring a character to life. These range from everyday objects such as ping pong balls, which make great puppet eyes, to luxury items such as this beautiful shade of blue Mongolian fur, which gives my friend Bertie the Bird a wonderful feathery appearance. Today, Bertie has created a Picasso-esque self-portrait using all the materials from which he is made – he is very pleased to display his artwork!