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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Tony, Sam & Karl start to get Bigger Bertie getting ready for Fangfest

Inbetween showers yesterday Tony, Sam & Karl rolled Bigger Bertie off his trailer so that they can finish  him for Fangfest Festival of Practical Art on the 1st & 2nd September.
Bigger Bertie Rolling off his trailer.
Tony worked out a great way to get him off the trailer and he was soon steady and down on the ground, Tony and Karl then put the scafolding up so that work could get started.

Tony and Karl building up the scafolding.

This morning Sam started to glue more pieces of Plywood on to Bertie so that he can start carving the body.

Sam adding more layers of wood to Bigger Bertie
Bigger Bertie really is huge, he is 16ft tall and 24ft long and we hope to have him finished for this years Fangfest Festival of Practical Arts on the 1st & 2nd September.  Its a great day out for all the family, entry and parking are free so why not take a day out to come and see Bigger Bertie and enjoy all the activites of the day.   Also check out our Fangfest Facebook page to keep up to date with what is going on.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Carve A Rocking Horse Head Course in June

This months carving course went very well and all our students carved beautiful Rocking Horse heads.

Students with their Rocking Horse Heads.

These courses are aimed at those wishing to make a traditional carved Rocking Horse. Renowned expert Anthony Dew will show you the traditional approach to Rocking Horse carving using hand tools. Previous carving experience in not necessary - all skill levels are accommodated, and each student will successfully complete the carving of a Rocking Horse's head during the Course!