The Wonderful World of Rodney Peppé

The Wonderful World of Rodney Peppé

Exhibited from 17 September - 13 November, 2011

Enter into the colourful world of childhood, imagination and memories with this fabulously endearing exhibition of toys and automata by Rodney Peppé.

Discover weird and wonderful flying machines, intricate and amazing moving toys, characters from picture books and fairytales and a colourful world of humour, wit and magic. A delight for children of all ages!

Toymaker Extraordinaire Rodney Peppé lived at Whiteway near Stroud for many years. He is the author and illustrator of more than 80 children’s books and the creator of Huxley Pig (ITV) and Angelmouse (BBC TV). His friendship with the legendary artist-craftsman Sam Smith led to his interest in toys and automata. Rodney is the craftsman behind the working models for his picturebook illustrations and television programmes. His book Moving Toys was published in 1980 and he subsequently published three more books on toys and automata. His work is included in collections in Japan and he has exhibited in one-man shows at the V&A Museum of Childhood, The National Theatre and The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath.

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