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

Gary Dench

Gary Dench is a graduate of the City and Guilds School of Art and a fully trained period wood-carver and gilder…

Nigel Hilliard Ltd

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

Hugh Wedderburn

Hugh carves mainly in wood, though also enjoys stone and marble, working in period styles and designs of his own contrivance.

Tom Brown

Tom produces work to the highest standard in architectural, sculptural and ornamental stone carving and is a First Class graduate…

Fergus Wessel

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

Charles Oldham

Being involved in restoration such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Court as well as working on masterpieces which pass through the antique…

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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.