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“Although his creations are miniature works of art, he hates the thought of them not being played with. ‘If they end up getting a bit bashed, I can always re-sand and paint them.’ He uses as many as 17 types of wood when modelling his Mixed Woods Ark sets and pays special attention to giving their faces a real sense of character. ‘What makes me happiest is all the correspondence I receive from parents saying how much their children love playing with my toys’…” Read more here
“David has been taming wild animals for his arks, nativities and circus scenes for over 40 years. His hippos are happy, his lions, laid-back, his penguins pick-up-able. They are both lovely to the eye and robust: aesthetisally thrilling to adults and whole worlds of play for children…” Read more here
In a wooden shed at the bottom of a rambling garden in Totnes, Devon, a snowy-haired man is whittling away at a wooden block that he is slowly carving into a small donkey. It is mid-winter, but inside it’s warm and cosy, and all that is needed is the sound of jingling bells and the whinny of a reindeer for it to feel just like the Santa’s workshop of a child’s imagination.
Each Noah’s Ark set is an individual selection from within my existing range of ark designs, and over 100 different pairs of animals. The list continues to grow. Both children and adults have asked me to create everything from exotic, extinct and mythical animals, to family pets. I can also make bespoke arks, based on your own home.
Many customers build up their sets over a period of time. Usually they start with an Ark and I post them a pair of animals each month.