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Olivia O'Connor Rocking Horses. Hand carved timber rocking horses.
I specialise in handmade rocking horses and rocking horse restoration, I am living and working in South Gippsland, Victoria.

I grew up on a farm on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula. It was the perfect environment to develop a love for natural materials, such as wood and leather, and to appreciate the beauty of the countryside.

A love of working with timber led me to I study Furniture Design and Construction at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, for one year before being accepted into the competitive Prop Making course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. During this three-year specialised degree, I worked with wood, leather, foam-sculpting, model- and mould-making and puppet making.

 

ROCKING HORSES

CLASSES

Learn to hand carve your own timber rocking horse!

Over the course of 4 days you will learn to use traditional tools and techniques to hand carve your own rocking horse. Whilst being a simplified version of an heirloom rocking horse, your rocking horse will still use all of the same joinery and constructions techniques used in all of my rocking horses. Classes are suitable for beginners, whilst still have room for experienced students to carve a more detailed rocking horse.

LATEST NEWS

I’ve loved horses and dogs all my life. 💕🐎🐕💕#horse #dog #countrylife ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow (Wednesday) I’ll be giving a little talk on rocking horse restoration for the Historical Society. It will be at the Mirboo North Shire Hall (upstairs) at 1.15pm if you’d like to come along and ask some questions it would be great to see you!#talk #southgippsland #mirboonorth #historicalsociety #rockinghorse #horse ... See MoreSee Less
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Wonderful local art show I have work in this year 💕We are thrilled to welcome Olivia O'Connor Carving to this year's Mirboo North Art Show.Olivia O’Connor is a woodcarver and sculptor with her studio nestled amongst the rolling green hills of South Gippsland, Victoria. Her practice focuses on woodcarving, working mostly with timber and natural materials, where possible sourcing locally. Olivia's work takes inspiration from the landscape and animals around her studio and from long seaside walks.Olivia is an established traditional woodcarver and restoration expert. She is excited to be applying her traditional skill set towards non-traditional forms and patterns as she explores contemporary works. Olivia’s practice focuses around a sense of nostalgia and recognition, triggering a memory in both figurative and abstract pieces for both maker and viewer.Olivia studied Furniture Design and Construction at RMIT, has a BA from NIDA in Prop Making and Scenic Art and is a Fellow of the International Specialised Skills Institute for woodcarving and painting. ... See MoreSee Less
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I was just reflecting on the rocking horses I made last year and realised something very exciting…I have rocking horses in every state or territory of Australia! Giddy up!#rockinghorse #australia #everystateandterritory #australiawide #oliviaoconnorcarving ... See MoreSee Less
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CONTACT

Please do not hesitate to phone or email me to discuss your dream piece, place an order or enquire about a piece on this site. I am always happy to work with your particular specifications.

EMAIL: olivia@oliviaoconnor.com.au

PHONE: 0449 933 043

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