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Location: Bend, Oregon, United States

I've made a living in art and puppetry for over thirty years. I visit schools and universities teaching puppetry and sculpture. This will be my 18th year playing Santa Claus. I can't think of anyone I know that likes or has a better job than I do.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Fairy Tale Books

Hi again, I will have two new fairy tale books available soon. Look for them on my web. Each will have many stories. William

New year

Hello all, This is a new year starting today. I look forward to a great year. I plan on adding lots and lots of new puppets. Some from other companies , some from a new line I'm working on. I'll be visiting Seattle and Las Vegas looking for puppets. I'm adding another 550 sq. feet of space in my shop. I will be visiting a number of schools this year. Among them will be Buckingham and Ponderosa in Bend, Clemens in Philomath, Mckinley in Salem, Central in Albany, and Brock in Winston. I can't forget Sisters Elementary. This summer I will be at festivals in many places. With my new line of puppets. If I get my act together. Hope I see you somewhere. William

Monday, November 03, 2008

new puppy

Hello all. I have been working at High Lakes Elem. School these last few weeks. My puppet shop is now one year old and looking better all the time. A few photos of my shop will be on line soon. I have a new puppy, she loves my puppets more than she should. As I keep finding her sneaking one off to chew. William

Saturday, April 26, 2008


Hi, Buckingham!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Buckingham School 1

Hi. I've been at Buckingham for three weeks. I have another week to go. Great kids, Terrific teachers. I love the School. Mr. Walther

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Buckingham School

Hi all, I'm at Buckingham School this month. What great teachers and students. They are making fantastic insects and fish. Made from Styrofoam. Examples are on my web site, under residencies . I have started a new art form, painting stars on ceilings. The stars are invisible until you turn out the lights. See all you kids at Buckingham soon. Mr. Walther

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Buckingham School

Hi, I'm working at Buckingham School for the month of April. The students are terrific. They have made some great sculptures. Sculptures of insects and fish, made out of Styrofoam. You can see examples on my web site. You should go to another web site I have.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

things have changed

Hi, I have been very busy the last six months. I have moved into a 2400 sq. ft. shop. I can now build some sculptures I have not had the room to create. Like a castle with a dragon wrapped around it, like a whole space center, like a whole bunch of new puppets. I even have room to really get organized. Next week I visit Pendleton, Oregon to work with about 150 students. My dog gets to go with me. If you are visiting my web site, be sure to check out my sculptures.