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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A celebration of Britain's greatest furniture maker

Featured members

Ben Bacon

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

Simon Smith

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

Francois Loudwig

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

Nick Roberson

Nick has worked on public commissions as well as historic buildings and carvings.

Houghtons of York

Houghtons of York are a well established family run business with a wealth of experience specialising in high quality joinery and woodcarving.

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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.