Heartwood Rocking Horses

What’s happening with Heartwood Rocking Horses?


Hi all, I haven’t posted in a while, so I wanted to get something up to start the ball rolling for the rest of 2018. I have been busy making rocking horses and horse carvings, and am excited to be participating in a show at the Grovewood Gallery this fall. The theme is animals in art, so it is a perfect fit for me! Look for more sculptural pieces rather than rocking horses, and maybe a few other animals besides horses as well.

I hope to post a bit more regularly in the future. I often think of things while I work that would be great to post,  sometimes woodworking tips, like using Pam cooking spray to improve the life of my bandsaw blades, or how I thought I broke my planer by not oiling it. Or other times more philosophical thoughts, like how it seems many woodworkers are undervalued and not able to make a living selling one of a kind art…or is that just every type of one of a kind artist?

So, you may see a variety of topics here, and maybe I will focus in on something, maybe I will stay broad. We’ll see how it goes. Thanks for reading! Oh, and here’s one of my favorite projects that I finally finished after several years working on and off. I hope you enjoy! Which reminds me, I want to write a post about trying to photograph large art…

hand carved cherry wood horse standing with carved walnut saddle on walnut base. With carved bridle and rein over neck

Carved quarter horse with carved saddle


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.

2 thoughts on “What’s happening with Heartwood Rocking Horses?

  1. The horses almost look alive! I can hardly wait to see your next horse as well as other creations–wherever your chisel takes you. I also look forward to your musings…..


  2. Reading your newest post reminds me of how I appreciate your perseverance, finely honed skill and truly one of a kind art. I only wish there were two of the horses pictured here so I could purchase the second. Blessings to you as you continue your artistic journey.


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