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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.

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Olivia O'Connor Carving
Detail of eagle from ‘Eagles Above My Parents Place’. Who says you can’t carve Blackwood?! More details in my previous post. #eagle #bird #birdart #art #sculpture #materialobsessionshow ... See MoreSee Less
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Eagles Above My Parents Place. This is a very special piece to me, a step in a new direction and listening to my environment. Beautiful, huge wedge tailed eagles soar above the hills of my parents farm and I could (and do) watch them for hours. Part of #materialobsessionshow at Cook Street Collective in Flinders - opens June 4th. I’ll be there with a drink to toast the opening, I hope some of you can make it too! cookstreetcollective.com.au#cscgallery #blackroom #materialobsessionshow #exhibition #art #afordableart #oliviaoconnorcarving #eagles #southgippsland #lucyhersey #lauradortmans ... See MoreSee Less
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Take me back! Believe it or not but Werribee Waste Water Treatment Park is one of the best bird watching sites in Australia! @bridgetfarmerprintmaker and I were lucky enough to spend a few days out that way, watching birds, sketching birds and chatting about our artistic practices. Thanks to @regionalartsvic for your support 💕 #rav #regionalartsfund #besttrip ... See MoreSee Less
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Tiny flying Wedge-Tailed Eagle. So lucky to live where these beauties often soar above us. #woodcarving #art #woodenart #eagle #birdart #birdlove ... See MoreSee Less
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An Easter gift to last a lifetime 💕Nestled softly asleep my Sleepy Baby Hare is a sweet little hand carved and hand printed woodblock print. It reminds me of my childhood and sleepy Sunday mornings. Printed onto gorgeous cotton rag paper.Edition size of 100 (you may receive a different edition number from those in the photos). Image size 7.5cm x 7.5cm. Paper size 20.5cm x 15cm. Sold unframed. $35.00 including postage Australia wide. Please contact me if you would like one 💕🐰🥰 ... 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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