May 18, 2020

I live in an old wooden house in a small remote community in Swedish Lapland, the homeland of my wife, Karin. The winter temperature drops to minus 30C, the snow is deep and lasts for 6 months. We are surrounded by an unending forest with huge lakes where reindeer and...

February 5, 2020

WEST AUSTRALIAN GUILD OF WOODCARVERS - WANDI

In March 2019 I made a family visit to Western Australia and during that six week period attended the Monday morning workshop sessions of the Wandi branch of The West Australia Guild of Woodcarvers. I was made very welcome by...

September 18, 2019

Shropshire BWA member Steve Worrall has, for several years, carried out 
humanitarian aid work in Romania, supporting vulnerable children and the 
elderly in orphanages and care homes in addition to delivering almost 50 
fire engines to remote and impove...

September 18, 2019

Steve Worrall of Shropshire BWA was gifted a few years ago a 150kg 60cm diameter tree trunk of walnut by the former monk and world renowned carver – Aidan Hart.  Aidan gave Steve one simple instruction – “carve something holy.”  After a few hours of chain-sawing and pl...

February 24, 2018

To celebrate London 2012 and the part played by Dr William Penny-Brookes of Much Wenlock in the revival of the Modern Olympics the Shropshire Woodcarving group agreed on creating a commemorative plaque to mark the occasion.  After much discussion a design emerged consi...

February 21, 2018

Shropshire Woodcarving group has regularly set up a carving project to involve as many members as possible, much as other groups do. Previous projects included scenes of Shropshire and a panel for each Olympic venue.

The problem this Spring was what next? What would ins...

February 21, 2018

It started as an idea to sculpt a rearing horse, having carved a large horse head 30 years before. Then, through being a family member of the Veterans' club of the WW2 Parachute Company that my father served with, the idea grew wings – literally – and Pegasus in full f...

February 21, 2018

Whilst travelling in Tasmania earlier this year I came across the work of two professional Tasmanian woodcarvers – one, Eddie Freeman, a chainsaw carver and the other, Greg Duncan, a mallet and gouge man. Both are referred to locally as sculptors rather than woodcarver...

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