Resources for Carvers on Internet

Below are some links for carvers 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

PyrographyAnswers 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    

The British Woodcarvers Association  sadly closed down June 2020

Spotland Woodcarvers Meet in Rochale on Thursdays

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 A wide variety courses 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, HerefordshireOnline tuition

David Lovemore, Stroud Courses and one to one sessions


Ashley Iles Sheffield steel tool manufacturer

Woodland Craft Tools Some unusual tools – axes and knives

Peter Child Pyrography MachineThe 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

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