Helen Taylor. Antique Bear Collector and Restorer of Rocking Horses
I am a collector of Antique bears, love very early Steiff, musical
bears and I have a soft spot for ting a lings.
I am not a professional restorer, but I am restoring antique rocking
horses to a professional standard. Some of which I do sell. Usually the
old horses I find are covered in thick gloss paint, black and white
seems to be favourite. This I carefully remove and repair any damage, I
then gesso, and paint with acrylics. Some horses I paint in the
traditional dapple and others I paint in my own design.
I love antique toys but bears and rocking horses are my passion.