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 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

A celebration of Britain's greatest furniture maker

Featured members

Fergus Wessel

Fergus Wessel is one of the country’s leading letter cutters. He runs Stoneletters, a creative stone carving studio based near Oxford.

Francois Loudwig

Francois Loudwig has 25 years of experience as a woodcarver and specialises in the framing of Master paintings.

Laurence J. W. Beckford

Laurence has worked at Hampton Court Palace during the restoration of the fire damaged Grinling Gibbons carvings…

Tim Crawley

Tim Crawley is a stone carver, sculptor and designer and has been fortunate to have worked on many of England’s most famous buildings.

Paul Ferguson

Paul employs a small group of highly skilled craftsmen offering a complete service in the fields of wood carving and gilding.


Paul Wilson

After completing a traditional woodcarving and gilding apprenticeship with Griss & Butlers in Hertfordshire Paul Wilson set up his own workshop and studio in Norfolk.