Welcome to The

British Woodcarvers Association

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.


John White www.jw-woodcarving.co.uk is offering a half price carving ‘surgery’ weekend at Ness Gardens, near Chester, on August 1st and 2nd, 10am to 4pm

Bring along any pieces  you are working on or bring your ideas and work on them with John in this lovely setting.
Also you will be able to learn more about tool sharpening.
(Please note, this is NOT for complete beginners)
Cost for the weekend is £70
To book please contact us by email carol@jw-woodcarving.co.uk or phone us on 07930332227 or 0151 678 3405