Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Mother's Day Made Personal; Horse N Wood Offer Special Gifts

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Mother's Day Made Personal; Horse N Wood Offer Special Gifts

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Byline: Ebony Stansfield Ebony.Stansfield@dailyexaminer.com.au

WANT to give someone special a gift that is both unique and sentimental this Mother's Day?

Then South Grafton gift shop, Horse N Wood, is likely to have it.

Horse N Wood, which opened in December, specialises in hand-made and hand-painted ceramics and porcelain, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and antiques of all shapes and sizes.

Owner Jess Blankers said anything in the shop would be a great gift as the items were all hand or custom-made.

The unique services Ms Blankers provides include custom painting on ceramics of favourite pets.

She told The Daily Examiner last month that she had previously painted a ceramic bulldog to match a photo of a customer's beloved pooch.

Ms Blankers said a gift well suited for Mother's Day would be one of her mum, Tracey's, custom theme doll creations.

Tracey, who holds a Masters degree in porcelain doll making, hosts workshops at Horse N Wood, passing on her artistry in a hands-on way so attendees can learn how to create their own custom doll. …

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