PISTO is a Finnish noun that means
a stitch. We think it is a perfect name for us because we do a lot of hand stitching on puppets made for film and television; Bo Bear (Norwegian
Brillebjørn) is a very good example of this type of work. Also, Tiina is originally Finnish, and although she is well rooted in Norway after thirty-odd years studying and working in Oslo she is a bit sentimental about her native country.
Don’t be fooled by the name. To produce puppets and props for theatres, films, TV series and productions the PISTO Team use a variety of techniques and tools, ranging from tiny tweezers to heavy machinery.
Sean is a Royal Engineer by education, and Tiina is an academy-trained sculptor.
If you would like a glimpse into the work processes, you are welcome to browse this Process section of our website.