The Age Newspaper Born and Bred for a Star Turn. 21.1.2016 Words: Konrad Marshall. Pictures: Eddie Jim. The galloping beasts are made of kiln dried radiata, a strand of pine that is at once readily available, strong, and easy to carve. Olivia O’Connor spends her days...read more
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Morwell and Churchill Advertiser Woodwork Wonder. A 26 year-old has traded an international prop and scenic artist career in London and Sydney for the rolling hills of Berrys Creek to create wooden rocking horses and furniture. Artist Olivia O’Connor is showing...read more
Frankie Magazine Olivia O’Connor. Rocking Horse Maker. On a quiet farm in Victoria’s South Gippsland region, Olivia O’Connor works with horses – the wooden, rocking kind. Hand crafted traditional designs, it’s a trade of patience and love. When Olivia receives...read more
Weekly Times Newspaper Olivia changes mounts. At first glance, it would seem a career where fairytales come true. As a prop maker, Olivia O’Connor worked on movie sets for films like Wolverine and Mad Max and for stage productions including War Horse. ‘I was very luck...read more
Herald Sun Newspaper Crafting Lost Art to Life. Horses are carved into the heart and mind of wood crafter Olivia O’Connor. The 26-year-old makes rocking horses, taking a month to painstakingly carve each one from sustainable Australian radiata, before painting and...read more
Country Style Article Extract Olivia O’Connor takes a full month to make a rocking horse. The painstaking work starts with a chunk of raw timber that she carves into shape. After sanding the body smooth, she paints on the horse’s coat – often a traditional dapple...read more
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