Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire
Contact: Tim Holmes
Tel: 07887 610284
Address: John Mason School, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1JB.
The group meet every Thursday, 6:45 - 9:00pm, throughout the year, with the exception of the whole of August, the last two weeks of July, and a week each side of Christmas. Due to restrictions on the number of benches available, plus the need to give all new woodcarvers adequate tuition time, only 24 places are available. Please ring Brian or Liz, on 01235 523925, to check for vacancies. Other courses are available, please contact Brian.
A good choice of gouges, mallets and sharpening facilities are available. Brian also has an extensive library available at a minimal cost to borrow. The group attend local Craft Fairs and encourage carvers of all abilities to attend.
The Group also encourages members to produce Panels of Carvings to commemorate special events in their area. They completed a Rocking Dragon, with over 4,350 scales for sale at £2 each, raising the magnificent sum of £10,250 for Help for Heroes, the dragon, HERO, is now stabled at RAF Brize Norton.