Monday, May 4, 2009

Carousel Restoration

My friend (and neighbor) got an invite to an "open house" from an acquaintance she knows from her volunteer work and invited my mother and I to come with her yesterday. The woman owns a "studio" (actually a warehouse) in Irwindale where she rescues and restores carousel animals. It was really fascinating to see them all in different stages of restoration. My favorites are the carved wooden animals that are European (there are three different materials that were used to make them: wood, fiberglass and aluminum). It was really interesting to learn little tidbits about this unique artform. I hope you enjoy these photos - I have many more and will share them with you in another post this week.


farmlady said...

Aren't they beautiful! Wish I could have one of the horses. What an interesting place this must be.

Christina J. said...

That must have been a fun day. It looks really interesting.