Based on the legend of Beckov, a town and castle in Slovakia, this polymer clay marionette
is intended for house shows and street performances. In the legend, Becko is a court jester
who accompanies Stibor the King on a hunting trip and ends up ruling the castle for a year.
The following photos detail the puppet-making process and showcase the final marionette
in action.

Forming the Head

Marionette Head

Forming the Hands

Head and Hands

Final Shoes


Puppet Legs

Side View of Head and Hands

Inside Marionette Body

Back of Puppet

Marionette Controller

Painted Face

Marionette Stage


Marionette Clothing


Beckov the Marionette

Beckov Entertains

Puppet Show