Puppet made by J G Jeffs

Puppet of a woman dressed in peach blouse, black full length skirt and apron.  She has ringlets and a flower patterned cap which matches the apron.  She would have been brought to life by pupils of Kirkcudbright Academy, when they presented a puppet show under the direction of their crafts master, James G Jeffs.   James G Jeffs ("Tim") was born on 25th April 1904. After leaving school he trained as an engineer, but became assistant curator at Dumfries Museum prior to WWII. In 1945 Jeffs and his wife moved to Kirkcudbright  with their daughter, and Jeffs began teaching at the Academy there. He converted a row of cottages into a home and studio and soon became involved in craft work full time. His particular interests were weaving spinning, woodworking and calligraphy. He was responsible for many "Burgess Tickets" and other presentation certificates. He was drowned in a boating accident on Loch Ken in 1975.
Object no :
DMTM001n
Collection :
Creator :
James G Jeffs (1904 - 1975)
Place of Production :
NA
Dimensions :
length 480mm
Materials :
wood, textile
Location :
NA
Related site :
Accession number :
DUMFM:1989.9.7
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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