Below are some sites that may be of interest. ?Should you have any suggestions about sites that should be added, please contact us

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

Pyrography.    Answers 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

British Woodcarvers Association  National Association for British Woodcarvers with groups all over the country. Closed from 30/6/2020

Spotland Woodcarvers.      Meet in Rochale on Thursday

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

Rocking Horse Shop, York  A wide variety courses

Rocking Horse Shop, York   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, Herefordshire Online tuition

Murray Taylor. For Chip Carving Kits, DVDs, and Courses, ? E-Mail Murray on


Ashley Iles  Sheffield steel tool manufacturer

Woodland Craft Tools  Some unusual tools – axes and knives

Peter Child Pyrography Machine  The best pyrography machine but expensive?    For polished, Sand and Sealer etc

Nantwich Veneers?

H. E. Savill     for knobs and hinges

Martin & Co for knobs and hinges


Woods for Carving A list of carving woods with an indication of hardness

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