Editor Note: This week we turn over our Social Saturday to our good friend, Tommy Cannon. Tommy had mentioned this place a couple of times so, I asked him to write us a little piece and we would publish it (and of course, give him credit). So, here it is:


Puppet Pie

Puppet Pie is a puppet studio run by nationally acclaimed puppeteer Stacey Gordon.

Gordon’s studio is a unique puppet wonderland where she creates finger puppets that are true originals and are always adorable. Her hand made hand puppets are also incredibly creative and innovative in their design and in their ability to stir anyone’s imagination.

Talking sandwiches, odd monsters, space aliens, smiling carrots and other fantastic characters adorn the racks of the Puppet Pie Studio.

If any of those fun creations catch your eye, no worries! Gordon has a website that allows customers to purchase a Puppet Pie original. Puppetpie.com is the url to her online shop where plenty of fleecy friends await fun homes.

Now you own a puppet. But, how do you make it come to life without just shaking it around randomly like a spider monkey on caffeine? No worries! Stacey Gordon runs world-class workshops in both puppet manipulation and puppet construction. Gordon is a true master of puppets with experience on both stage and screen, and she can answer about 99% of any puppet related questions you may have.

Also, the Puppet Pie Studio is open every First Friday of the month, and you can tour the studio and see what it truly takes to be a puppet professional. Be ready for an unforgettable experience. Stacey Gordon is a great host and the studio itself is a work of art. Puppet Pie has the look of a carnival, art gallery, photo studio, high-end toy store, and crafting room all marvelously mashed together.

Puppet Pie is at 1301 NW Grand Ave. Studio 4. Phoenix, Arizona 85007.

You can call Puppet Pie at (602) 842-9433. Visiting hours outside of those special First Friday evenings are by appointment only.

When you arrive at the door with the googly eyes, be prepared to have a metric boat load of fun!

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