Below are some sites that may be of interest.  Should you have any suggestions about sites that should be added, please contact me

Woodcarving sites

John Adamson Wood Sculptor  Available for Commissions, Talks and Demonstrations

Ian Norbury  Woodcarver and Author      One of the foremost British woodcarvers

O.H. Boyd woodcarver and sculptor   Woodcarver, Sculptor and Painter

James River Woodcarvers    Carving group in Richmond, Virgina who made me very welcome when I had 6 months over there

Alan’s Factory Guide to Wood carving      An American site with lots of useful information

Bill Prickett     Wildlife sculptor

Andrew Frost – Sculptor    Chainsaw sculptor

Made in Europe         List of carvers and other artists from all over Europe

Woodcarvers Companion Ezine       An on line magazine for woodcarvers.   Well worth a look

Pyrography  Answers to Pyrography questions

Brad Quarless    Bespoke organic furniture and wood sculpture

Woodworkers Institute.  American online magazine.  Well worth a look

Woodcarving Blogs

Julian Schmechel       Scottish Furniture maker incorporating carvings

Out West Carvings      American western style caricatures

Carving Groups and Classes

West Riding Woodcarvers         Carving group that meet in Huddersfield

British Woodcarvers Association       National Association for British Woodcarvers with groups all over the country

Spotland Woodcarvers    Meet in Rochale on Thursday

Southport Woodcarvers,    Meet Wednesday afternoons

Manchester Wood and Carving Club –  Meets Monday Evenings

Selsey Woodcarvers group – Meets on a Wednesday in Selsey, West Sussex

Austrian Carving School     Have a holiday carving and learn in some beautiful country

Gayle Mill at Hawes       Enjoy a course with Peter Berry

Rocking Horse Shop, York    Learn to carve and / or buy a rocking horse kit

Rocking Horse Shop, York      A wide variety courses

Rocking Horse Shop, York        Master classes and residential courses

 Michael Painter, Warwickshire     Michael has an approach of “With patience and determination anyone can carve as long as they are encouraged and shown the correct techniques”

Chris Pye, Herefordshire     Online tuition

David Lovemore, Stroud    Courses and one to one sessions

Murray Taylor.   For Chip Carving Kits, DVDs, and Courses,   E-Mail Murray on


Ashley Iles     Sheffield steel tool manufacturer

Woodland Craft Tools   Some unusual tools – axes and knives

Peter Child Pyrography Machine  The best pyrography machine but expensive 

Restoration Materials for polished, Sand and Sealer etc

Nantwich Veneers 

H. E. Savill for knobs and hinges

Martin & Co for knobs and hinges


John Boddy’s       Have moved to Richmond, N Yorks.   Been taken over by Associated Timber Services

Gayle Mill at Hawes   A fantastic mill and good courses and good cheese

Chris Frankland Wood Yard       Ring before you go for that special piece of native wood

Richard Potter, Nantwich     Good stock of British and exotic woods


Woodcarving Illustrated

UK Workshops

Sawmill Creek



Porch Carver

North West Carvers

Darkwood carvers


Guitar Reviews

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