Being involved in the creative arts supported Corina Duyn in her journey through illness. Her previous work as nurse and care worker, and life with ilness has led to All things Puppetry:  Life Outside the (disability) Box puppetry project;  studio and distant learning puppet making classes; Invitations to give lectures at universities, symposia and puppet festivals. … Corina has been asked to give presentations about puppetry & disability in the UK. See the Crowd-funding page …

Puppetry making classes by Corina Duyn at Little Wings Studio

Puppetry/doll making workshops

at the Little Wings Studio. Lismore, Co. Waterford: Individual classes, groups up to three students – or via post/email/skype. Please contact Corina Duyn for details.  Larger groups will be facilitated in the community. All classes are tailor made for the participants. Open to non-artist. See blogposts about teaching/classes HERE




Puppetry. Two reflection Puppets by Corina Duyn

Personal Puppetry Projects

To read more about Corina’s most recent puppetry projects, and the stories behind them, please see these BLOG links:


black and white photo of Corina Duyn taking puppet out of box. Puppetry. Photo by Nik Palmer

The Broken Puppet Symposium

Corina Duyn was one of the speakers at the first Broken Puppet: Puppetry, Disability and Health Symposium. UCC, Cork, August 2017. Read the story here

For 2018 Corina has been invited to share her experiences of disability, art and puppetry at the Nottingham Puppet Festival; Puppet Place (Bristol); Bath Spa University, Broken Puppet 2 symposium (Bath), and Puppet Power Conference (Calgary).

Read the story here 


puppet standing beside wheelchair with Disability Box in background. puppetry Project Artist and writer Corina Duyn

Life Outside the Box Puppetry Project

Life Outside the Box  Corina Duyn facilitated the Life Outside the Box Puppetry Project (2015/6) while a member of the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) Dungarvan Resource Centre. The film, depicting puppets stepping out of the disability box,  has since been screened in Canada, London and on Irish national television. Supported by  Create – Artist in the Community SchemeArts Council of Ireland. See the project in the making.

puppetry from Life outside the box Community Arts Puppet Project Dressed in pink, haning over a fence talking to horses. Dis-ability … This Ability exhibition

The initial Life Outside the Box exhibitions were at Dungarvan and Waterford Library in February and March 2016. In November 2016 Corina Duyn curated the Dis-ability … This Ability exhibition at Tramore Coastguard Cultural Centre. The puppets were part of this exhibition. See and read more about it: