Welcome to The

British Woodcarvers Association

New Chairman

We would like to thank all who voted for the chairman. Richard Waite has won the vote, and will takeup the position.
John Tybjerg


AGM Carving Competition

The results of the carving competition held at the AGM held at the National Memorial Arboretum, on May 13, 2017 are:

1st – North Wales and Borders Region,  2nd – Essex,  3rd – Durham & North Yorkshire. Award for the best individual carving went to Laurie Dempsey of North Wales and Borders Region for his carving of a Welsh Boar.


Change of Chairman

At the National Council Meeting held on Saturday 15th October Mark Davis tendered his resignation as Chairman of the BWA.

His partner, Audrey, is seriously ill and he feels that in the future he must devote his time and energy to her needs. The consequence is that with immediate effect Mark is stepping down as BWA Chairman. John Tybjerg has agreed to be Acting Chairman until the 31st May 2016.

Mark will however continue to have full control over all affairs concerning the inter-regional woodcarving competition that is being sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers and will be judged at the AGM on 13th May 2017.

John Tybjerg

Acting Chairman

Welcome to the official site of the British Woodcarvers Association, otherwise known as the BWA.

The association exists to advance and promote the art and craft of wood carving and sculpture in all its forms, to encourage the exchange of ideas between members, promote best practice and to enable wood carvers and sculptors to promote their work to a wider audience.

On this website you will find details of everything to do with woodcarving; from joining the BWA, to buying the necessary tools and timber, from commissioning a carver, to finding tuition. There is also news of BWA meetings and events.