John is a joiner, cabinet maker and wood carver. He is highly skilled in the medium of wood. His background in the craft is wide and varied. He now shares a workshop with his son Joseph at the King Street workshops in the dales town of Pateley Bridge.
John now specialises in bespoke wood work including carving, ecclesiastical furniture and his most wonderful traditional handmade rocking horses.
His rocking horses are a truly unique gift that will last generations and are intended to become a future family heirloom. The horses are made with real horse hair and full leather tack complete with saddle and stirrups. The main body of the horses are made from tulip wood and the rockers or safety stands are made from hard wood or pine.
To make his horses truly individual and special, john leaves a void in the body of the horse. A box or time capsule is made to fit the void. This box is then given to the customer to be filled with whatever they may wish. The box will then be sealed into the horse for generations, thus creating a true piece for treasured sentiment and enjoyment.
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