ROBERT ANTHONY robertandkenny at yahoo dot com or PO Box 261953, Tampa, FL 33685 Phone: 813-784-7181 Figure Maker: Carved wood vent figures, marionettes, Head in the Box and, Punch and Judy puppets. I've been making Vent Figures since 1976, working mainly in basswood.
TIM COWLES dummyworks at directcon.net THE DUMMY WORKS http://www.dummyworks.com Placerville, CA The Dummy Works has been building professional quality ventriloquist figures for many years. A Dummy Works figure is known for it's quality and attention to detail. Cast out of urethane, these figures are made to last. Dummy Works figures are being used in police departments across the country teaching drug and safety programs, as well as churches and many other venues. Being a ventriloquist himself, Tim realizes what it takes to build a quality figure. Tim also built a figure to be used in the first ever Ventriloquist Dream Team in 1999.
RAY & BARBARA GUYLL grinanddizzy at comcast.net Bothell, Washington http://bellsouthpwp.net/g/k/gkoepke/guyll Ray & Barbara have built & restored figures for many well-known ventriloquists. (See his bio)
CONRAD HARTZ conradhartz at yahoo.com Handcarved basswood figures http://bellsouthpwp.net/g/k/gkoepke/hartz 3140 Clydesdale Circle http://www.puppetcircus.com/conrad.htm Beaufort, South Carolina 29906 843-525-6352. He has made hand carved ventriloquist figures since 1975. Email for photos of current figures for sale.
IMAGINARIUM GALLERIES imaginarium at imaginariumgalleries.com ALBERT ALFARO http://www.imaginariumgalleries.com or Bartonsville, PA http://www.animatedpuppets.com (570) 420-9817 http://www.ventriloquistmaker.com His high quality figures have great detail, facial expression, and realism. He installs solid, silent, smooth brass mechanics where everything is welded and guaranteed for life. His figures have lightweight, compact, composition bodies, and detailed hands. The arms and legs are made of the highest quality fabric sewn with six overlapped stitches. Figures even can be ordered with sculpted legs and feet. Imaginarium makes the eyes with high quality irises, cutting the iris out and installing them in a sphere. Every single part is meticulously installed. If you would like to see some of Imaginarium's work just visit <http://www.animatedpuppets.com>. Call or e-mail us for pricing on various movements and functions!
KRISTIN L. FOUR10VENT at aol.com 6951 West Ida Dr. #537 Littleton, CO 80123 (303)738-0558 Kris specializes in "cute" figures. They are adorable and have lots of personality.
MAHER STUDIOS maherstudios at earthlink.net Joy Scheuerman http://www.maherstudios.com We sell exclusively the work of Keith Lovik. We play only a small role in the actual making of the full-size figures (wigging and some detail work), but we do make a selection of smaller semi-pro figures. We have a large selection of characters. See the "pro figure" page on our web site: http://www.maherstudios.com
ROBERT McRAY loovinlife at aol.com Bonners Ferry, Idaho http://www.robertmcray.net I am a "signature" figure maker. I specialize in unique and "highly stylized" figures called "BIGHEADS." Individually hand crafted from scratch, they have been seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, various commercials, and in the arms of professional entertainers around the world. Since each one is created exclusively for the client, they never suffer from looking similar to other figures. One look and you know it's a BIGHEAD.
DAN PAYES PUPPETRY dppuppetry at earthlink.net http://www.danpayespuppetry.com Phone: (909) 429-9022. Offering low-priced full-size rigid latex ventriloquist figures starting at only $495.00 Updated 12/26/09
KEM POYNER umodel4me at aol.com http://www.ventriloquistdummy.com I have been making Figures for about 25 years. I feel I have a high quality product that I am proud to sell. I try to keep them affordable for the average hobbyist ventriloquist.
TIM SELBERG tim at selbergstudios.com Selberg Studios http://www.selbergstudios.com 1034 Betts Road Leonard, MI 48367-3800 Phone(248) 969-2227 FAX: (248) 969-0022 Tim created his first ventriloquist figure in 1972 at the age of 12 and has been making them ever since. He launched out full time with Selberg Studios in 1987 and has created figures for top ventriloquists, collectors, TV & film all over the world. Tim's Studio creates a wide array of character to choose from in his line of Living Puppets, Special Edition Wood Carved Figures, The new "Extreme Puppets!" or his Custom Handcarved figures. Selberg Studios is widely regarded as the finest maker of figures today.
ALAN SEMOK "The Dummy Doctor" email - asemok at mac.com website - http://homepage.mac.com/asemok voice mail: 212-501-2376 Alan has been building professional vent figures and puppets since 1966 for vent performers as well as television and motion picture projects (often serving as technical consultant); he also has attained recognition for expert repair and restoration of figures of any make or vintage. Brand new vent figures are sold to the vent community at specially reduced prices on a very limited basis (in basswood, fiberglass, or cellulose wood fibre dough); these are currently available only as finished, ready-to-deliver items (a few stock characters and the occasional on-of-a-kind special) ...please e-mail for present availability. Because of a currently busy schedule of out-of-town work, output is very limited (no more than 10 figures projected for 2005) We are currently accepting custom build-to-order jobs on a VERY limited basis, although primarily for upcoming film and TV projects.
MIKE PALMA e-mail - mpalma1 at cfl.rr.com web site - http://mikepalmasblogspot.blogspot.com/
(352) 216-2889 Out of Ocala Florida. I have been building high quality professional quality ventriloquist figures for about 10 to 15 years. The heads are cast out of urethane or fiberglass. Even though the heads are cast, I make sure that no two ever look exactly the same!
JERRY LAYNE http://www.jerrylayne.com/ For over 25 years Jerry Layne has been the leading supplier of professional ventriloquial figures to magic shops, and the motion picture and television industry.
AXTELL EXPRESSIONS, INC. steve at axtell.com 2889 Bunsen Ave #H http://www.axtell.com Ventura, CA 93003 Tel & Fax (805) 642-7282 We are manufacturers of a complete line of latex ventriloquist puppets and magic used by professional ventriloquists and puppeteers. Also Check out "AxTelevision" our behind the scenes puppet show! http://www.axtelevision.com
MAT PUPPETS MARY ANN TAYLOR 707 Red Lane Salem, Virginia, 24153 USA Phone (540)-389-2528 FAX (540)- 389-2218 Email address: matpuppets at prodigy.net Website: http://www.matpuppets.com
The PUPPET HUT, where imagination comes to life. ALLEN McCALL thepuppethut at planttel.net Website: (under construction) http://www.geocities.com/mccallallen Post Office Box 692, Vidalia, Georgia 30475 (912) 537-3736 I have been making this particular type of figure for the last twelve years. make both stage style and vent style characters. They are sculpted in foam and over-laid with antron fleece. The characters are custom, nothing off the shelf. And, the prices are reasonable. The wait time on an order varies with the project and the time of year. Rush orders are taken, but are usually expensive. have made characters for full-time performing vents, part-time performing vents, missionaries, college and community drama performances as well. Of some of the characters in the drama section, I have made characters for "The Little Shop of Horrors" , "Nunsense" and "Nunsense 2".
NOTE: There may be more that I missed. If I find out about them I will add them to the list.