The Ewenique Flock

 

   

Liz Mangles has been carving wooden animals for over 30 years, there have been rocking horses, hobby horses, carousel animals as well as a whole flock of upholstered sheep called Ewenique Furniture.  Her work is characterised by a lively carving style and a spirit of joy and vitality in all her animals.

Liz trained for five years as a rocking horse maker, before moving to the more demanding field of fairground carving. She sculpts English lime wood with traditional tools to create her distinctive lively designs. A love of animals  gives her work a feeling of vitality and movement.

In 1989 she carved 24 large horses for a restored 1884 steam galloper. Since then she has carved many other fairground animals including reindeer, cockerels, sheep (one of which the Countess of Wessex owns), rabbits, dolphins, sea lions and hippocampi.  In 1998 she was featured on Channel 4's "Collector's Lot", making a camel for a stately home in Shropshire.

Since 2005 Liz has concentrated on developing the Ewenique Flock of her iconic sheep shaped footstools. This website gives a retrospective of Liz's work over the years as well as showcasing the Ewenique Sheep.

To contact Liz, please email her liz@northdownfarm.co.uk

@sheep_seats on Twitter  Ewenique Sheep on Facebook
 


The Campaign for Wool     Liz Mangles - Craft and Design selected Maker

 

Come and meet Liz and the Ewenique Furniture Flock at:

The WI Fair, Alexandra Palace, London 29th March 1st April
www.theWIfair.co.uk

RHS Garden Wisley Contemporary Craft and Design Fair 27th April- 1st May 2017
www.craftinfocus.com

The Craft and Design Experience, Henley-on-Thames 23-25th June 2017
www.craftexperience.co.uk

BBC Countryfile Live, Blenheim Palace 3-6th August 2017
www.countryfilelive.com

Stock Gaylard Oak Fair 26-27th August 2017
www.stockgaylard.com/the-oak-fair.asp

The London Wool Fair Date to be confirmed. September 2017

Contemporary Craft and Design Fair, Crowthorne 27-29th October 2017
www.craftinfocus.com

RHS Garden Wisley Christmas Contemporary Craft and Design Fair 22-26th November 2017
www.craftexperience.co.uk