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Hey there, folks! Get ready to saddle up for an unforgettable workshop experience because we've got something truly special lined up! 🐎


We're absolutely thrilled to welcome Susan Williams, one of the nation's top rocking horse restorers to our studio. Whether you're a seasoned hobbyist or just starting out, this workshop is tailor-made for anyone eager to dive into the art of decorating and restoring these timeless treasures. Don't have a trusty steed of your own yet? No worries at all! We've got plenty of rocking horses waiting to be spruced up, so you can hone your craft and unleash your creativity. And hey, if you've already got a prized pony gathering dust in the corner, bring it along! The more, the merrier!


Susan originally studied graphic design specialising in illustration. Whilst doing her degree at art college in the eighties she bought her first rocking horse. Determined to find out how it would have looked originally without the aid of the internet  she started researching and soon became hooked! After restoring her first horse Susan became a collector and restorer, approved by the V&A Museum. She has a large collection of antique rocking horses herself and is very busy restoring and painting horses of all ages, shapes and sizes for clients here and abroad. 


Susan will show you how to dapple your horse in the traditional style on day one followed on day two on how to finish it either with an antique finish or looking as it would when it left the factory.  

Rocking Horse Dappling & Finishing - 2 day course

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