@ 2019 British Woodcarvers Association

Commissions

The following members of the BWA are professional carvers and sculptors who accept commissions. Whether you want a large piece of Public Art, restoration work in the local church, a plaque of lettering, an original piece of furniture or sculpture for your home, business or garden, or simply a trophy for your club, they can assist you. Please see their websites for examples of their work.Should you want a smaller piece, perhaps as a gift, or a simple house name, etc., you may find the list of semi-professionals that follows to be of interest.

The Professionals

Mike Painter 

 

I am a Master Carver and have been a professional carver, both in wood and stone for 30 years. I accept commissions of all types. Please see my website for details.


Email: info@mikepainter.co.uk
Website: www.mikepainter.co.uk
Telephone: 01827 830133

Dave Johnson

 

I have been a professional wood sculptor for many, many years, working on commissions and speculatively. My sculptures vary enormously in style and theme, and the size of work I have undertaken varies from tiny Japanese carvings to large garden sculptures and Public Art measuring several metres!

 

Each piece of work is unique - designed for the customer - and is never repeated.

 

Email: dave@djsculptor.co.uk 

Website: www.djsculptor.co.uk 

Telephone: 01989 219321 

Address: "Twelve Winds", 3, Overross Close, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7BQ.

Zoe Gertner

 

As a fully qualified teacher and professional woodcarver, I specialise in teaching all aspects of woodcarving. I teach people of any age from 8 years upwards, with beginners and retired especially welcome. Having experience with many forms of carving, including ecclesiastical and fairground carving, I am happy to consider commissions.


Website: www.zoegertner.co.uk 

Telephone: (+44) 01409 261648

Sharon Littley, Heartwood School of Woodcarving

 

My interest in woodcarving began 20+ years ago as a hobby carver which, in time, changed to a semi professional then professional basis.  This transition happened over a number of years after attending a City & Guilds course with Dick Onians.  During this period, and after consulting Dick, I finally gave in to pressure and began teaching woodcarving myself.  

 

I am co-author of a successful book published by the Guild of Master Craftsmen and I have had the good fortune to be commissioned to carve some prestigious projects.  I undertake all styles of carving and any commission is considered.  For examples of my work see my website. I am based near Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan.

 

Website: www.sharonlittley.com

Email: sharon55_1955@yahoo.co.uk

Telephone: 01639 884983
 

John Adamson, BA Hons

 

Nearly 65 years experience in wood carving and sculpture. I am a jobbing wood sculptor, as at home with fine art sculpture as with more mundane carvings.

Website: www.jawoodsculptor.co.uk
Email: info@jawoodsculptor.co.uk

Tim Peek

 

I'm  a fourth generation woodcarver and have been professionally carving for 40 years, specialising in architectural and furniture carving, memorial board lettering and restoration. Please see my website for details.


Email: timpeekwoodcarving@hotmail.com
Website: www.timpeekwoodcarving.co.uk
Telephone: 01494 439629

Peter Paces

 

I am based in Surrey and have been carving for over 16 years. I have entered many competitions with my carvings (see website for details). I accept commissions, sell air-dried lime and carving patterns and bandsawn blanks. Please see my website for details.

 

Email: ppaces@googlemail.com 

Website: wcarver.freehostia.com

Ron Hester

 

Bespoke furniture, carvings and restoration.

 

Website: www.hesterwoodcarvers.co.uk

The Semi-professionals

 

Bryan Corbin

 

I have been a woodcarver for more years than I care to remember. My speciality is in art-deco mirrors and small sculptures for the home or as special occasion gifts. Photos of my work can be provided.

 

Email: btcorbin@gmail.com

Ray Bates - Woodcarving Re-productions.

 

Like many woodcarvers I enjoy producing one off original carvings and once complete look forward to the next project. However, family and friends are disappointed when I decline their requests to “please make one for me”. However, I have had success in offering framed canvas prints as an alternative that still looks impressive, less time consuming and a lot more cost effective to produce. I am now able to offer my carved reproduction commercially for others to enjoy. Click here to download PDF for further details and examples.

Email: carvcraft@gmail.com