About Us

John is an experienced woodcarver taught by local master craftsmen. he has over thirty years experience in a diverse range of woodcarving projects.

Like many carvers through the ages he has learned to be flexible in his approach and will carve just about anything!

John is a qualified teacher, holds City and Guilds in Woodcarving and teaches for The International Chippendale School of Furniture. He runs evening and weekend courses for all levels of ability and offers sharpening tuition.

Sales and services

There is nothing quite like the unique warmth and beauty of carved wood, where one is compelled to look into the piece, not just at it.

  • Commssions
  • Restoration and repair
  • Out and about
  • Courses
  • Supporting crafts

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If you are looking for that unique gift for a special occasion we can offer a whole range of traditional and contemporary hand carved items –  tree sculptures for the garden and community, signs, clocks, architectural pieces and furniture! John can work from customer’s specifications or provide a complete service from initial designs to the type of finish best suited to the piece.

Restoration and repair
We regularly supply pieces for the antique and restoration trade, and to individuals who have carvings and furniture in need of repair or copying, all at reasonable rates.

Woodcarving Supplies
Other services include tool sharpening and most importantly advice and information. We do not hold tools or timber in stock, but order on a regular basis and can supply you with contacts, if you have any enquires please contact us.

Out and About
John is passionate in his attempts to communicate these age old hand crafting skills to the general public in the hope they may be kept alive for future generations.  He can provide a unique “hands on” experience for fairs, schools, museums, parks and a variety of venues throughout Britain. Regular venues include Wirral Community, art events, Country Parks and gardens.  Updates are posted on our events page.

Have you ever been tempted to create a pleasing shape from a piece of wood? Blending handwork and thought, whereby what you may carve is really made, not just touched in passing, using tools which have barely altered since the bronze age?John can offer courses to suit every taste – from the complete beginner to the more advanced.

 For further details go to our courses page  or contact us

We also offer courses on tool sharpening

NB Woodcarving Courses no longer run at West Cheshire College due to budget cuts

Supporting Artisans and Designers
We regularly work with other designer makers often supplying carving for the production of multi media pieces and the like.  If you would like information on pottery courses and supplies, blacksmithing and other woodcrafts, please contact us for details.