Sam Glass, a Scot, studied art at school, then worked in the advertising & the photographic industry; London and Europe.
In 1988, Sam moved to Anglesey where he taught himself to make and restore rocking horses, learning the history and historical settings of this beautiful craft; Sam Glass Rocking Horses had began.
In 1997, Sam moved to Yorkshire where he continued to make rocking horses. He was master rocking horse maker & restorer for other Yorkshire based rocking horse makers, both in-house and freelance; during that time he continued, when possible, to make his Sam Glass Rocking Horses.
Sam Glass Rocking Horses have been made for a Marquess, an English cricket team captain, an English football team goalkeeper and a member of a well-known rock-band (but he's too much of gent to disclose names).
In April 2016, Sam left his rocking horse connections in Yorkshire and moved to Camelford, North Cornwall where he has restarted Sam Glass Rocking Horses and is teaching his craft to his wife Sarah; making and restoring rocking horses.
Sam is teaching her to make rocking horses; she has much to learn, both practically and with their historical intertextuality. However, under Sam’s careful guidance she is learning fast; Sarah is well aware it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become a true master rocking horse craftsmanship, so knows she will be a long time as the apprentice.