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

A celebration of Britain's greatest furniture maker

Featured members

Matthew Pack

Over the last 20 years I have been working predominantly in the restoration of fine period giltwood furniture for the antique trade…

Paul Ferguson

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

Laurence J. W. Beckford

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

Chris Pye

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

W Thomas Restorations Ltd

Formed in the mid-1920s, W Thomas has been a leading authority in 18th and early 19th century carved and giltwood furniture and decorations.

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…

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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.