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;  puppet making classes; Invitations to give lectures at universities, symposia and puppet festivals. … 

Puppetry making classes by Corina Duyn at Little Wings Studio

Puppet Making Course

Currently only distant learning Puppet Making course available through detailed youtube videos and printed tutorials, with photos and text of every step.  Further information and bookings see HERE . See Nationwide program following Corina and her students when she was still teaching in her studio ( RTE1 Irish Television

If required, I can offer a refund of €20 of the cost of a Full Course ordered during the Corvid 19 lockdown – Offer ends 31-5-2020. (All funds raised will help me to pay a Personal Assistant (PA) to help me to continue to create further work) . Please email me when you booked your course and would benefit from the refund. Stay safe. Be well. Be creative.


Corina was awarded an Arts and Disability ‘Connect’ Bursary for mentoring by Emma Fisher. Read a paper about the ‘Invisible Octopus’ project  


Puppetry. Two reflection Puppets by Corina Duyn

Puppetry Projects


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


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

During 2018 Corina shared her experiences of disability, art and puppetry at the Nottingham Puppet Festival; Puppet Place (Bristol); Bath Spa University, Broken Puppet 2 symposium, Bath , and through a short video at Puppet Power Conference (Calgary); Cork Puppetry Festival 2018; II Puppet Therapy Seminar of Belo Horizonte, Brazil  2018; and Diplomado Muñecoterapia, Chile 2019

Corina is open to invitations for further talks, presented via Skype.

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 Scheme/ Arts 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: