The Master Carvers Association

The oldest association of wood and stonecarvers in the UK, the Master Carvers Association stands for the highest quality of work: professionally executed and delivered on time.

The MCA

The Master Carvers Association boasts a membership of over 40, about half being individual carvers and the rest employing a number of apprentices and trained crafts people.
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The MCA is affiliated with the Heritage Crafts Association

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Featured members

Chris Pye

A well-respected woodcarving teacher, Chris Pye has been running classes in traditional woodcarving in England, USA and Canada for many years.

Ricardo Rodriguez

Ricardo specialises in the production of one-off items of furniture, as well as architectural projects and heraldic work for the Royal College of Arms.

Ben Bacon

Ben Bacon restores and makes caned & gilded furniture for British museums, institutions such as the National Trust…

Nigel Hilliard Ltd

Nigel Hilliard’s family have long been connected with wood carving, spanning a period of three centuries where knowledge…

Simon Smith

Simon has used his experience in design, modelling and carving for many varied commissions; from historic ornament and figurative…

Julian Stanley

With a blend of skill and versatility, Julian Stanley produces a range of exquisite furniture, much of it inspired by Italian, French and English…

Videos

Ben Harms

Master Carvers’ Association President 2008 – 2010, Ben Harms, speaking at the Listed Property Show 2010