Welcome to The

British Woodcarvers Association


The results of the European Woodworking show competition are:

1st - Impala Ram. Yew and Laburnum on black satin power coated steel base. Michelle Bolton. £500 Classic Hand Tool voucher.
2nd - Fruits of Life. Lime. Gerry Guiver. £300 Classic Hand Tool voucher.
3rd - The Watcher. Cedar of Lebanon and Alder. Ken Veal. £200 Classic Hand Tool voucher. This sculpture is based on a design by Andrew Theakston called 'Sideways"

The 3 winning entries are on the "Gallery" page


  • We have a vacancy for the position of Publicity Officer. To view the Job Description click here.
  • The Stanton Guildhouse / Cotswold Conference Centre run craft courses and had a woodcarver who has retired. Someone has stood in, but he is in his 80s. The Guildhouse wants someone to either takeover, or assist in running the courses. At the moment carving runs from 10:30 to 1:00 and 1:30 to 4:00 on Mondays.
    If anyone is interested, please contact:
    Susan Mawson
    01386 584357

Introduction 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.