Handcrafted Painted Wooden Ark
This is my most richly decorated and painted ark and includes a classical decoration around the doorway at one end. My original training was as a painter and whilst teaching art in the East End of London, I discovered the collection of antique Noah’s Painted Wooden Arks in the Bethnal Green Museum. I was inspired to make my own version of this traditional toy and one of my early arks is now on permanent display in the museum.
As a guide I have priced the Ark with 12 pairs from the main list, but you can have as many or as few as you like. This painted wooden ark is made from Columbian pine, and a roof and the house lift off. The animals are in lime wood, decorated using non-toxic paint and varnish.
Size: 20” x 13” x 7” The ark can be inscribed with the recipient’s name
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.
“I made my first Noah’s Ark when my daughter was small, and the one-off became a life’s work.” To read more click here…
Handmade Noah’s Arks made from locally sourced materials in Devon. Individually designed and handcrafted. Unique Noah’s Arks in wood, made in the UK.
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.
“…when modelling a Painted Ark, special attention is giving to the animal’s faces, to give them 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.”