The following members of the BWA are professional carvers and sculptors who accept commissions. Whether you want a large piece of Public Art, restoration work in the local church, a plaque of lettering, an original piece of furniture or sculpture for your home, business or garden, or simply a trophy for your club, they can assist you. Please see their websites for examples of their work.Should you want a smaller piece, perhaps as a gift, or a simple house name, etc., you may find the list of semi-professionals that follows to be of interest.

The Professionals

Mike Painter I am a Master Carver and have been a professional carver, both in wood and stone for 30 years. I accept commissions of all types. Please see my website for details.
Telephone: 01827 830133

Dave Johnson I have been a professional wood sculptor for many, many years, working on commissions and speculatively. My sculptures vary enormously in style and theme, and the size of work I have undertaken varies from tiny Japanese carvings to large garden sculptures and Public Art measuring several metres! Each piece of work is unique - designed for the customer - and is never repeated. Email: Website: Telephone: 01989 219321 Address: "Twelve Winds" 3, Overross Close, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7BQ

Zoe Gertner As a fully qualified teacher and professional woodcarver, I specialise in teaching all aspects of woodcarving. I teach people of any age from 8 years upwards, with beginners and retired especially welcome. Having experience with many forms of carving, including ecclesiastical and fairground carving, I am happy to consider commissions.
Website: Telephone: (+44) 01409 261648

Sharon Littley, Heartwood School of Woodcarving My interest in woodcarving began 20+ years ago as a hobby carver which, in time, changed to a semi professional then professional basis.  This transition happened over a number of years after attending a City & Guilds course with Dick Onians.  During this period, and after consulting Dick, I finally gave in to pressure and began teaching woodcarving myself.  I am co-author of a successful book published by the Guild of Master Craftsmen and I have had the good fortune to be commissioned to carve some prestigious projects.  I undertake all styles of carving and any commission is considered.  For examples of my work see or email me on      You may also phone me on 01639 884983. I am based near Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan.

John Adamson, BA Hons, nearly 65 years experience in wood carving and sculpture. I am a jobbing wood sculptor, as at home with fine art sculpture as with more mundane carvings.
Please see my website:


TIM PEEK, I'm  a fourth generation woodcarver and have been professionally carving for 40 years, specialising in architectural and furniture carving, memorial board lettering and restoration.  Please see my website for details.
Telephone No: 01494 439629


Peter Paces I am based in Surrey and have been carving for over 16 years. I have entered many competitions with my carvings (see website for details). I accept commissions, sell air-dried lime and carving patterns and bandsawn blanks. Please see my website for details. Email: Website:
Ron Hester Bespoke furniture, carvings and restoration.

The Semi-professionals:

Bryan Corbin I have been a woodcarver for more years than I care to remember. My speciality is in art-deco mirrors and small sculptures for the home or as special occasion gifts. Photos of my work can be provided. Email: