An absolutely stunning three dimensional puzzle conceived and made in Somerset by Gail and Barry Hooper AKA The Ark Man. These toys are absolutely not mass produced, each one is lovingly crafted by hand following a careful design process.
Barry and Gail have been designing and making wooden toys for many years. The designs are a collaboration between Barry's ingenuity and Gail's background in education.
Both have a love of wildlife and are passionate conservationists hence the desire to create Arks and the strong animal theme throughout our work.
Influenced by traditional Folk Art movements from around the world, every piece is hand made and painted or stained by the couple in their workshop in Somerset.
Whilst each piece is designed to stimulate and educate through the use of colour and shape many of the designs are whimsical and encourage interaction and discussion.