Welcome to Eric Horne's Website
We are in the process of simplifying our website and although Eric does not want to retire, he feels that it is time to change the pattern of his working.
What this means in future is that although, he is still willing to make the sizes of dolls listed here, there are always going to be times when we are out of stock of some of them. If this is the case we will let you know of this, at time of ordering. Eric does make other toys and dolls and he would like to spend a bit more time, creating something different.
Eric does not mind being approached to create other things, and would always consider them, as he has done in the past, but may not say yes to everyone (as he has also, done in the past).
Eric Horne was born in Cornwall and has been making collectors toys since 1975 in his workshop at Topsham.
He works mainly in hard woods, which are first turned on the lathe, and finished with fine detailed painting to give a range of high quality collectable toys which have proved very popular on both sides of the Atlantic a good example of “hands across the sea”.
Eric has from time to time made dolls and toys for television and West End theatre productions. Two of his larger dolls made a brief appearance in Miss Potter, the dolls were in the dollshouse in The Tale of Two Bad Mice.
Eric has also made several dolls for the Educational side of the “Victoria Revealed” exhibition at Kensington Palace.
The first dolls made, were copies of three of Queen Victoria’s childhood dolls, a joint effort with Christine making the costumes. These have enabled visitors to have a better idea of how the dolls were made without handling the originals.