David Turner Ventriloquist Figure Maker

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David Turner is a great builder of figure and I met him and have showcased him a couple times from the Vent Haven ConVENTion showing his carved characters.

I love his work because his style is his own and I love the fact that on many of his figures he uses the natural coloring of the wood and does not paint his figures.

I only wish he would let one of them go to the Ventriloquist Central collection but alas he only carves these figures for his own personal use.

David has done up a great video showing the process he uses to construct a figure and then does some performance. This is a great figure done as a likeness to Jimmy Durante. I hope you enjoy seeing David in his workshop and performing.





Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to: http://www.ventriloquistcentral.com

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5 Responses to David Turner Ventriloquist Figure Maker

  1. Mike Palma says:

    Just wonderful!!!! What a great talent David is!!!!

  2. Gary Koepke says:

    Love it! David was talking about building this figure back in Novemeber when I visited and started it not long after. Incredible job in a short period of time, especially when you consider he had all his Christmas shows and the holiday as well. This was his first performance with Jimmy Durante at an assisted living facility.

    Gary Koepke

  3. bob abdou says:

    Inka Dinka Doo, as a Durante fan myself, you made him proud, congrats

  4. bob isaacson says:

    Amazing, wonderful, great !…what else is there to say about David Turner’s many talents. Terrific figure builder, outstanding Vent & what a wonderful Jimmy Durante voice !. David has all these outstanding talents & more than that, he is kind person and a true gentleman. It’s my pleasure to know David, thanks David, for the look at your workshop, figure building & another wonderful performance !

  5. Jimmy Smith says:

    What a great looking figure!

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