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Alan Carr  ♦  Native Texan Rocking Horses

Fredericksburg, TX  | Rocking Horses |  Website

rocking horsesAlan Carr’s family roots are planted deep in the Wild West. His grandfather designed the famous Concho Saddle in the 19th century. Alan carries on the family business—with a twist. He builds intricate wooden rocking horses that are outfitted with exact replicas of his grandfather’s Concho Saddle. These are straight-up nostalgia. They are childhood in wooden form to those who grew up worshiping Roy Rogers and Wyatt Earp and are exciting discoveries to younger generations.


GET TO KNOW ALAN

What drew you to your chosen craft?

  • Passing on to another generation the love of original wood art
  • Boyhood years working with wood projects & learning from my father’s generation
  • Make something for my daughters to cherish and love as a family heirloom

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

  • Peaceful hours of sculpting by hand
  • Letting an idea or form evolve from the wood
  • Knowing that each work is different

Why is it important for people to make things with their own hands?

  • Few, modern hobbies use our hands and minds in concert to produce a lasting work of art
  • Handcrafted art can be appreciated from generation to generation

In what ways are handmade goods better than those that are mass-produced?

  • Each is unique, discernibly different and radiating love of the artist

What does the future hold for your type of work?

  • Re-emergence of the “cottage industry” in this country is growing in importance and numbers because it is rewarding for the artist
  • Artists must teach as much as they produce in order to pass on the unique skills for their art form to the next generations

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