John White is an experienced woodcarver taught mainly by local master craftsmen. He has over thirty years experience in a diverse range of woodcarving projects. His Great Grandfather was a journeyman woodcarver and gilder from Cornwall.
Like many carvers through the ages he has learned to be flexible in his approach and will carve just about anything. He has specialised in architectural and furniture carving.
John is also a qualified teacher, holds City and Guilds in Woodcarving and teaches for The Chippendale International School of Furniture. He runs evening and weekend courses for all levels of ability and offers sharpening tuition.
John is passionate about communicating 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, and a variety of venues throughout Britain. Regular venues include Wirral Community art events, Country Parks and Gardens. Updates are posted on our Courses page.
Having grown up surrounded by wood, (her Dad was a carpenter), Carol has weaved her way through a colourful career working mainly in arts education and as a freelance arts practitioner. She has regularly worked with John to create designs, and provide support in the creative development of the business.
Carol also spent 22 years working across 8 venues at National Museums Liverpool, to senior management level, including the Lady Lever Art Gallery. She specialised in creating large and complex programmes of active learning and events, often working with highly challenging subjects.
More recently, having taken early retirement, she now manages John White Woodcarving, leaving John to do what he does best.