Heartwood Rocking Horses

Getting ready for the fall, jury time!

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The Big Crafty was an awesome experience, and we had only a little bit of rain, so it was a great day! I loved watching all the kids play with my puzzles and boxes, and ride the horses. One boy who returned over and over even told me my booth was his favorite! And I was proud to make a custom order for a puzzle for some twins that were with their family on their first vacation in Asheville.

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Next up, I deliver 5 finished pieces to the Folk Art Center for the Southern Highland Craft Guild final jury. I toured their semi-annual craft fair in downtown Asheville this past weekend, and was amazed by all the high quality art there. I’m a little intimidated thinking about adding my creations to their ranks, but I can only try!  I spoke for a while with Russ Jacobsohn, a rocking animal maker, for quite a while. He makes all kinds of amazing rocking animal creations. He encouraged me to keep applying if I don’t get chosen the first time, and also shared other great helpful tips, thanks Russ!

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Author: Alicia

I live and work in Asheville, NC. I've been learning to carve since 2012, and started my own rocking horse business in 2013. I've always loved drawing horses, and find those skills practiced as a teenager now come in handy as I carve each horse to life from chunks of wood. I love creating things that children can enjoy, move with, and learn from. I also love hiking through the hills of the Asheville area, swimming in the icy waterfalls, and hanging out with my husband and my dog.

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